Sunday, November 21, 2010

Wednesday, November 21st, 1860

To day Mother came up to see Florence who is now much better. John Harwell killed 2 ducks. weather cloudy & cool.

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  1. FYI . . . Mother is my 3rd great-grandma, Mahala Lee Sharp Hall nee Roberts (1816-1885) . . . and she is the step-mother . . . as well as the mother-in-law . . . of J.M. Hall . . .

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  2. On this day in history . . . Wednesday, November 21, 1860 . . . At eleven in the morning, Abraham Lincoln, his wife and a small traveling party boarded a train in Springfield to travel north to Chicago. . . .

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  3. On this day in history . . . Wednesday, November 21, 1860 . . . the readers of Richmond's Daily Dispatch would have seen a discussion of the relative merits of slavery in the South and freedom in Africa or in the North . . .

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  4. On this day in history . . . Wednesday, November 21, 1860 . . . at Charleston Harbor . . . As he stepped gingerly from a launch onto the wharf, few of those watching could have imagined that this man would, within a matter of weeks, become the most famous military officer in America. . . .

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  5. On this day in history . . . Wednesday, November 21, 1860 . . . Aunt Ann gave me a sewing bird to screw on to the table to hold my work instead of pinning it to my knee. . . . I am trying to make a sofa pillow out of little pieces of silk. Aunt Ann taught me how. You have to cut pieces of paper into octagonal shape and cover them with silk and then sew them together, over and over. . . .

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  6. 150 years ago today . . . from The Diary of Anita Dwyer Withers, Washington . . . Wednesday 21st. 1860. The Captain & myself went round to Mrs. Gwinn after Tea, they were exceedingly kind and polite. We met Secretary Cobb & his lady there. After our visit there, we went to Mr. McCormick's to see Mrs. Dr. McCormick & Nannie, who have just gotten back from California.

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