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Citing this page: Kimberli Faulkner Hull, transcriber, “Diary for 1857 of Ann M. Hull, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania,” (typescript, 2021), August 1857 entries; original diary in possession of Kimberli Faulkner Hull, Faulkner-Hull Collection (https://cooladventures.com/genealogy/ann-m-hull-diary-august-1857/ : [access date]).
August, Saturday, 1
Very pleasant. Went up to Harveys and staid the night
August, Sunday, 2, 1857
Went to Sabbath School in the morning then to church and to ride. Staid to Harveys that night.
Quite smart. Came down to Freds in the afternoon
Went up to see Harvey in the morning. Felt quite comfortable.
August, Wednesday, 5, 1857
Took dinner at Mr. Stam. Side pained me quite hard in the evening. Had a letter from Lute.
Went up to Mr Sparks on the hand car in the AM. and stain all day.
Worked on my drawers and finished them Did not feel very well
August, Saturday, 8, 1857
Visited at Mrs Whitcombs. Received a letter from Frank
Went to church. Harvey and Fannie came down to our house to tea
Went over and had Ambrotype taken in the forenoon.
August, Tuesday, 11, 1857
Helped Mary in the forenoon. Visited at Mr Comforts in the afternoon.
Did not feel very well. Mary had a quilting. There were 14 here
Had another quilting There were 17 here
August, Friday, 14
Feel some better There were three here to quilt
Went to Susquehanna to a circus. Had a fine time The rest event in the evening.
Went to church. Had the cramp in my limb so I very lame
August, Monday, 17, 1857
Did not feel any better am a little discouraged. Mary has made Fred a pair of pants.
Fred has been gone nearly all day. Have felt a little better.
It was hurly, burly all the forenoon. Fred started to go west together with Joel Lyons and Mr White.
August, Thursday, 20, 1857
It has been quite pleasant but very cool. Frank Lyons is quite sick. Have been up to see him.
Quite pleasant. Baked cake in the forenoon. Made Mrs Newell a head dress in the afternoon
Mary finished ironing I embroidered on Fannies drawers Did not feel very well
August, Sunday, 23, 1857
Went to Sabbath school in the morning. Staid to meeting but coughed so I had to come home.
Rained in the AM. Did not wash. Commenced me a blue dress.
Mary washed. I hemmed a handkerchief and tended store. Harvey started for Scranton.
August, Wednesday, 26, 1857
Did not feel very well Amanda Norton worked for me all day on my blue dress.
Went and had my Ambrotype taken in the AM. Visited at Mr Nortons in the PM.
Did not feel very well Could not sit up only part of the time.
August, Saturday, 29, 1857
Worked some and sat still a good deal Went with Mrs Lyons to have her Ambrotype taken.
Went to the Universalist Meeting. Was taken bleeding at the lungs in the evening.
Did not sit up but little. Felt very bad. Truman commenced watching the bridge tonight.
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