Friday, March 7, 2008

Diary of Betty Herndon Maury - September 25, 1861

Wednesday [25 September 1861]

There is no chance of Will’s getting the appointment as Receiver. Mr. Chew will get it this evening by the cars, so Mr. Aplett has written him word.

Well, I am sure it is all for the best. It was to have been our sole support. The other applicants are already well off, but that is the way of the world.

We hear that an English vessel has come into Savannah laden with blankets, shoes and ammunition. Hope it is true.

There has been a skirmish in Kentucky. We whipped them.

Papa is going to move back here as soon as Nanny and I can get servants and fix up the house.