Monday, February 11, 2008

Diary of Betty Herndon Maury - August 15, 1861

Thursday [15th August 1861]

Mrs Parker told us that she and Mother had been attending to the wants of the prisoners in Washington.

They are in the “old capitol”, a brick building on Capitol Hill. One of them Mr Lewis sent Mother word that he was a relation of the Maury’s. When Mr. Carlisle heard it he sent him twenty five dollars. The ladies send them clothes and comforts of every kind. Mother has washing done for six.

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