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Ann M. Hull Diary, May 1857 with Transcription

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Transcribed by Kimberli Faulkner Hull © Chasing Light Media
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Citing this page: Kimberli Faulkner Hull, transcriber, “Diary for 1857 of Ann M. Hull, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania,” (typescript, 2021), May 1857 entries; original diary in possession of Kimberli Faulkner Hull, Faulkner-Hull Collection (https://cooladventures.com/genealogy/ann-m-hull-diary-may-1857/ : [access date]).

May 1–3

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 1-3 May 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 1-3 May 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection

May, Friday, 1, 1857

Sat up long enough to have my bed made. Mrs. Sparks watched with me.

Saturday, 2

Had a very severe pain in my back most all day. Felt some better in the evening. Fannie and Truman watched.

Sunday, 3

Felt some better sat up about two hours. The water in the street was so they went in boats

May 4–9

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 4-9 May 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 4-9 May 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection

May, Monday, 4, 1857

Quite comfortable through the day. It rained quite hard. Water very high.

Tuesday, 5

Say up about three hours. Got very tired before I want to bed. Water has been falling all day.

Wednesday, 6

Felt quite smart. Had the headache in the morning and soon passed away. Frank Lyons returns to school today.

May, Thursday, 7, 1857

Did not feel quite as well through the day. Crazy part of the night.

Friday, 8

Better today. Sat up about three hours. Very pleasant. Feel very lonely. Mary has been trying to cut her a dress.

Saturday, 9

Not quite as well through the day. Had a headache very hard. Did not sleep any all night.

May 10–15

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 10-15 May 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection.
Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 10-15 May 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection.

May, Sunday, 10, 1857

Felt some better. Truman got a carriage and took me up to Harveys. Was very tired. Did not sleep any till twelve.

Monday, 11

Quite smart. Rested very well through the night. Cousin Albert Chase committed suicide by taking laudanum this morning.

Tuesday, 12

Comfortable through the day. One of my limbs cramped in the evening so I did not sleep any till three.

May, Wednesday, 13, 1857

Had quite a comfortable day. Coughed in the evening and made my side [?] so that I slept none all night

Thursday, 14

Side pained me some. Did not sleep any till three.

Friday, 15

Felt better. Have been at work on a collar a part of the time

May 16–21

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 16-21 May 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 16-21 May 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection

May, Saturday, 16, 1857

Did not get up till noon. Felt quite comfortable in the P.M.

Sunday, 17

Comfortable all day. Had a number of calls towards evening.

Monday, 18

Side pained me quite hard most part of the day. Hattie was quite sick.

May, Tuesday, 19, 1857

Better through the day. Did not sleep but little through the night. Hattie better. Had company in the P.M.

Wednesday, 20

Did not feel quite as well. Had the headache in the P.M.

Thursday, 21

Have felt better today.

May 22–27

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 22-27 May 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 22-27 May 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection

May, Friday, 22, 1857

Went down to Freds in the morning. Felt quite smart through the day.

Saturday, 23

Felt miserable all day. Almost discouraged.

Sunday, 24

Rather more comfortable. Very pleasant day.

May, Monday, 25, 1857

Went over to Mr Comforts and spent a part of the day.

Tuesday, 26

Called at G. Lyons store. Fred went to Windsor and was gone all day.

Wednesday, 27

Quite well in the A.M. Wind blew very hard.

May 28–31

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 28-31 May 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 28-31 May 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection

Friday, 29

Went up to A. Lyons in the A.M. Called at Mr Newells on my way back. Was very tired.

Saturday, 30

Sewed in the A.M. Very pleasant day.

May, Sunday, 31, 1857

It rained very hard in the A.M.

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