Thursday, 22nd November, 1866

Rather gloomy most of the day. After the morning, Pigeo and I with little Mollie went in the carriage to Jerusalem to hear Dr. Hopson preach a large audience.1 Had been speaking ½ an hour when we arrived. What I heard of the sermon was most excellent. Pigeo was delighted to meet Sadie, but it was not in her power to visit her as she and her Mother will leave for Richmond tomorrow. After the ceremony of marriage at Mrs. Jno. Pemberton’s tonight, by her father (Joe Edwards and Felicia Pemberton, the happy couple),2 we dined at Mrs. Hill’s by invitation, in company with several other families. Left Pigeo with Hal, who will, with some other members of the family, attend meeting at the C. H. tonight. Mr. Abell will preach.3 We had some trouble with the horses today. Washington drove Fannie and George. Bill and Nan remained at home. Made 14 loads corn today, making in all 41 loads. The Harris’ will not work tomorrow. Have done 3 days work. – – Mrs. Garrett had some fresh meat put in the carriage as we passed there coming home.

  1. Dr. Winthrop Hartly Hopson. Click on his name above for a short bio written about 1870.  (back)
  2. Joseph Lemuel Edwards is the third son of Dr. Lemuel Edwards of Lanesville, who appears often in this journal, and his wife, the former Mary Amanda Fitzallen Atkinson. Felicia Alexander Pemberton is the youngest of the four daughters of the late John Pemberton, Sr. and Margaret Winslow Chapman.  (back)
  3. George Washington Abell. Click on his name above for a short bio. In Peter Ainslie’s Life and Writings of George W. Abell (1875) his frequent visits, including this one, to King William County are mentioned.  (back)