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1868 Friday, May 29 This morning went to the meeting of the Free Religions Association heard Messrs OB Frothingham John Weiss Rev Olimpia Brown Robt Collier and Herman Clark Mr Collier facetiously told them that he gave hearty welcome to this new child born into the world and hoped after going through the whooping cough and getting over the spankings which is being lavished upon it, it would grow to manhood "and that its freedom may not be like that of the solitary ass of the dessert. R Greener spent evening pleasantly 1868 Saturday, May 30 At the State House writing all day in the afternoon rainy but went out met Mrs Needman who told me Mrs Richards had a baby on Monday last weighing thirteen and 3/4 lbs! Home sewing Miss Emily Bailey made my blue silk bonnet went out with Mrs Bailey in evening to buy a calico [[strikethrough]] A letter from William Leedie Lottie [[/strikethrough]] Secretary read Tennyson for me. Was introduced to Gov Bullock in his room where I went to see the procession on the way to decorate the graves of the dead soldiers.
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