Sunday, 6th May, 1866

I arose quite early this morning with some idea of walking to Zion, but found it would be too inclement a morning and with regret gave out going, but thought Nan and Zac might venture in the old buggy. They did so and returned to dinner. Bill remained at home till evening, and then walked to Ju’s. Hardie took dinner there on his way from Acquinton where he had accompanied Miss Lockhart and Hal. – – Capt. Bramble’s vessel anchored out here this morning. Bill went aboard and engaged a trip for Hardie, I believe.1 They returned from Ju’s together. – – I cooked dinner on the stove today. Let Patsy go visiting. Zac wrote a long letter to Bake this evening.

  1. While Caroline does not provide the Captain’s first name, it is possibly Henry T. Bramble of Baltimore. The Bramble surname has been associated with the Maryland maritime trades for generations. Capt. Henry Bramble will ply the waters of the Chesapeake for many years. He may be the Capt. Bramble who became immeshed in the Bay’s Oyster Wars a few years later.  (back)