Basil H. Molineaux Diaries

May 18th - 22nd, 1865 diary transcription

May
Thursd 18th 1865
Fine morning after the very
heavy Rain last night.
I feel quite slim this morning
weigh only 127#
Recd another letter from
Phebe dear date May 6th/65
and newspaper scraps bulky
Good Letter.

I procured a Bottle of Black
berry & Rhubarb Syrup for my bowels

Friday 19th
Very warm morning
I wrote 1/2 sheet to Phebe &
grew so sleepy that I laid
out on the Lounge and be-
hold I slept away apast
dinnertime. about 2 hours
lost my dinner -well
now I must close up this
letter later done & Posted this Even'g

20th
Warm dull Sleepy
day this (no news)

Transcription by Social Studies Students at Rock Island High School


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