Louisa P., age 72, Washington, D.C.


Rain. Hard rain so did not go out to services. After dinner as it cleared went to St. John’s no service til 8 P.M.! Called on Millie Fox at the Grafton – has been ill – Mary Berry is ill – nervous breakdown – Gen. Scott and Maj. Merrill came to a fine Sunday night Tea.  *(Louisa Pitkin Diary #M2003.5.1, D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)