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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Saturday, June 2nd, 1860

Billy Stewart & Col. Hay left for Crockett. I went to see Sam Sharp who is still sick. The hands at work in the cotton. Weather changable & warm.

1860 Clarksville Standard
Clarksville, Texas

STANDARD [CLARKSVILLE, TX], June 2, 1860, p. 2, c. 5. The party given last night at the New Store of the Messrs. Rhines, passed off pleasantly and satisfactorily to all present. The dance was kept up, until the lateness of the hour warned all that it was time to desist. Though the attendance was small—

All hearts beat happily; and when
Music arose with its voluptuous swell,
Soft eyes looked love, to eyes which spake again,
And all went merry as a marriage bell.

STANDARD [CLARKSVILLE, TX], June 2, 1860, p. 2, c. 5. The Bell Ringers. This company gave two concerts at this place, on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, at the Masonic Hall. Music upon bells being quite a novelty here, naturally induced more to attend that are generally wont to do, at musical performances. They performed each night to crowded houses, and each performance vied in excelling the other.

STANDARD [CLARKSVILLE, TX], June 2, 1860, p. 2, c. 5. The Allentown (Pa.) papers state that within a week the greater portion of the Southern pupils of the Bethlehem Female Institute have been withdrawn from the school.