dollars. It snowed, and drizzled.

18th Friday [December 1863] It rained. I went to Annie
Phillips' before dinner. I went round a
little with, Annie, and Carrie, and then
I went to the fair, and saw, Mother, Hatty,
Mary, Father there. It wasn't very croweded,
and was quite pleasant in the hall, Mother
, Father, Mary, and I went into the refresh-
ment room, and had some ice-cream, and
coffee. The waiters were all young ladies with
white caps on their heads, and white aprons.
The waiter who waited on us was very nice,
I think it was Mary who asked her to sit
down a little while with us, she said, "Oh,"
no, I thank you, I have been reproved for that
sitting down with the ladies several times."
It was real fun. Amy Shaw, and Isabella
Hunnewell were sitting at the same table.
When we had eaten as much icecream as we
wanted, Father, Mother, and I went up on-
to the balcony, and it was such fun to
look down on the crowd of heads, and follow
one person all round the hall, and then
the band began to play, and it was quite
splendid. Altogether I had a very nice

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From the Sarah Gooll Putnam diaries


This web presentation is comprised of:
Image 1: cover
Image 2: inside front cover
Images 4-6: front matter, including handwritten title page, pages i-iv
Images 7-155: diary entries, 24 August 1863 to 6 June 1864, pages 1-149
Images 156-159: letter from Sarah Gooll Putnam to her grandmother, 6 June 1864
Images 160-163: diary entries, 6 June 1864 to 28 June 1864, pages 150-153
Image 164: drawing of a horse (previously attached to 153)
Images 165-177: diary entries, 28 June 1864 to 2 August 1864, pages 154-166
Images 178-181: letter from Sarah Gooll Putnam to her mother, 3 August 1864
Images 182-184: diary entries, 2 August 1864 to 6 August 1864, pages 167-169
Image 185: back matter
Image 186: inside back cover