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Mar 19, 1846

Journal Entry

March 19, 1846 ~ Thursday

19th I arose took an early breakfast
with Phebe engaged a cabman to take
me to the station at 7 oclok but he did not
come I went after another & he agreeed
to come immediately I returned And found
the first cab man there had to pay him

and sent him off the next one came but
not in time for me to get the first
train so I had to wait at the station from
7 to 10 oclok we then took cars rode to
Springfield 100 miles Paid $3.15 took cars rode
to Hartford And New Britain 35 miles paid
$1.00 At New Britain I Hiered a carriage to
go 5 miles to Father Woodruff to Farmington
Paid $1.25 other expenses 75 cts the road
was bad over the Mountain we went
slow it was night and dark And chilly
I carried Phebe in my armes I took cold
I Arived at Father Woodruff about 8 oclk
in the evening Almost exhausted with hard
travelling forced marches &c Phebe seened
at first much better than I did she was
quite sprightly we all got some supper &
I Put Phebe to bed I found she had taken
cold And complained of being sore
she also cried for her Mother the first
time she had cried since I started but
she soon fell asleep And I went to bed
almost sick I was called up before
day light As Phebe had the diarhea vary
bad And some fever And we were afraid
she would be sick but she arose quite
cheerful in the morning I lay down again
And had a sleep distance from Boston
to Farmington 150 mile
Fare & all expenses $7.15


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11 Nov 1779 - 28 May 1861
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Snow, Phebe Amelia Woodruff
4 Mar 1842 - 15 Feb 1919
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Woodruff, Phebe Whittemore Carter
8 Mar 1807 - 10 Nov 1885
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