Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Diary of Betty Herndon Maury - July 11, 1861

Tuesday July 11th [1861]

Lucy Gordon, Uncle Charles’ wife, had twins yesterday – boys.

Col. Thomas the one who assisted in taking the St. Nicholas, has been captured in Washington. The Convention had changed his name to “Jordon” he said there were so many worthless Thomases.

Papa looks preoccupied and low spirited. Says it is more and more palpable every day that the men at the head of this Government are not the men for the times.

The prizes have been handed over to the District Attorney. Will is not Prize Commissioner.

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