Monday, March 17, 2008

Diary of Betty Herndon Maury - October 8, 1861

Tuesday 8th [October 1861]

Will says he feels so much like a gentleman going up to his office every day, and having something to do. His District consists of fourteen counties and the town of Fredericksburg. He has rented Uncle John’s office. I feel as though this appointment were given to Will in answer to my prayers. I prayed so earnestly and unceasingly for it. It was more to him than to any of the other applicants. He has promised that we shall give a good deal to the sick and suffering soldiers this winter.

I wish Papa would resign rather than be sent on this duty. He says I must keep house this winter, that Mama is not able to do it.

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