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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, Friday, 1, 1857
Sat up long enough to have my bed made. Mrs. Sparks watched with me.
Had a very severe pain in my back most all day. Felt some better in the evening. Fannie and Truman watched.
Felt some better sat up about two hours. The water in the street was so they went in boats
May, Monday, 4, 1857
Quite comfortable through the day. It rained quite hard. Water very high.
Say up about three hours. Got very tired before I want to bed. Water has been falling all day.
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.
Better today. Sat up about three hours. Very pleasant. Feel very lonely. Mary has been trying to cut her a dress.
Not quite as well through the day. Had a headache very hard. Did not sleep any all night.
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.
Quite smart. Rested very well through the night. Cousin Albert Chase committed suicide by taking laudanum this morning.
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
Side pained me some. Did not sleep any till three.
Felt better. Have been at work on a collar a part of the time
May, Saturday, 16, 1857
Did not get up till noon. Felt quite comfortable in the P.M.
Comfortable all day. Had a number of calls towards evening.
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.
Did not feel quite as well. Had the headache in the P.M.
Have felt better today.
May, Friday, 22, 1857
Went down to Freds in the morning. Felt quite smart through the day.
Felt miserable all day. Almost discouraged.
Rather more comfortable. Very pleasant day.
May, Monday, 25, 1857
Went over to Mr Comforts and spent a part of the day.
Called at G. Lyons store. Fred went to Windsor and was gone all day.
Quite well in the A.M. Wind blew very hard.
Went up to A. Lyons in the A.M. Called at Mr Newells on my way back. Was very tired.
Sewed in the A.M. Very pleasant day.
May, Sunday, 31, 1857
It rained very hard in the A.M.