Thursday, January 3, 2008

Diary of Betty Herndon Maury - July 8, 1861

Monday 8th [July 1861]

Capt Lynch was here last night. Told us how the scheme for blowing up the Pawnee failed. The inventor – who was at the creek – thought there must be a leak in one of the pipes connected with the machine. Said there were too many people that had a hand in it (upwards of a hundred!)

Many persons thought it was Papa’s scheme but he had nothing to do with it.

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