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    Thursday Aug. 6. 1863

    Just after breakfast I went up to see Effie & Nellie
    Shaw, and had a long talk with them. Effie
    asked me if Mrs Gay had told me, how sorry her
    mother was not to see me before she went away.
    She told me many things about Robt and
    dwelt much on the letter to his wife, written on
    the morning of his death, when having brought his
    colored troops, along side of Stevenson’s white soldiers,
    he said he had not a wish ungratified, and
    that as if to crown the morng letters had come
    from wife & mother. We examined the family
    record together that I might find out the exact
    connection with the Tuckerman s. I was moved to
    see some half dozen sheets inserted by Frank's

    own hand since Robt’s death, and his simple
    record of that sorrow.
    It began, "Robt. Gould Shaw – to whom in
    the course of nature this volume would have
    descended – had he survived his father –"
    After I parted from the girls, I went over to the
    Johnsons; As it was Thanksgiving Day, Mr Johnson
    was at home. I had a long talk with all of them
    about Theodore, and heard all the minute details
    of his life-history, even of his love affair with
    Miss Kingsbury with its tragic ending.
    I came home to dinner, but it was so hot
    that I did not incline to take Sadie and

    Martin out to bathe. I read Lilliesleaf to
    Lizzie and after tea, went into the
    Ward’s to bring Sadie home since she had
    been spending the day with them. It was
    far more comfortable than at home, so I
    sat on the steps, and, took a fresh cup and and eat washington pie, & chatted with
    Mr Ward. I had letters tonight from
    Mr Firth about Willie. There seems no
    immediate opening for him. Also a letter
    from Maggie Baird craving help.

    Staten Island.
    Friday Aug 7. 1863.

    Just after breakfast I wrote a long letter to
    Josie Carret, then Elizabeth Winthrop and
    Mrs Ward came in, and we had a very
    pleasant morning. Elizabeth brought a book
    containing all the memoranda of Theodore she

    had been able to preserve – and containing
    a letter from a Southern friend giving an–
    account of the finding of the body &
    what became of all the relics. She
    said as she went away that she had
    never spoken as freely to any stranger as
    to me – "but" she said – "I presume it
    "is not strange to you – your magnetism
    "must often compel such confidences."
    After dinner, – Sarah being at the Johnson's
    for the day – I read Lilliesleaf to Lizzie.
    Effie sent down to know if I would go to dine,
    and Mrs Ward also asked me, but I declined
    because I thought Effie & Nellie were coming down
    to tea. However toward night Effie sent a
    note saying that they did not feel quite
    equal to it.

    Staten Island.
    Saturday Aug 8. 1863.

    Early this morning Sadie went up to Frank
    Shaw's on an errand & carriedstaid to see the
    pictures. I went over to the Johnson's to lunch,
    and had a very nice time. Elizabeth
    Winthrop offered to go to Central Park with
    me on Monday. They showed me the bound vols
    of Theodore's Mss. also some old letters of the
    1st Connecticut John Winthrop, and a miniature
    of Charles 2nd given by him to John 2nd.
    There is a beautiful portrait of Mrs Winthrop
    by Rowse. I heard many interesting anecdotes &
    was freshly delighted with Mrs Johnson.

    One thing delights me in this visit. Every body
    likes Sadie, and seeks to continue intercourse
    between her and their children.
    I came home to see Mrs Shaw according to
    special invitation and had a delightful
    talk of an hour. She told me that Anna
    Haggerty was nearly three years older than
    Rob. but had never known or cared about
    slavery till interest in him, carried her
    a fully armed Minerva – new-born into the
    cause. She said the Lord had mercifully inter-
    posed to prevent her feeling any responsibility
    in regard to Rob's decision. One letter & two
    telegraphs, in which she urged him to accept
    all failed to reach him. Anna Haggerty is
    sorry she has no hope of a child – she bears
    her trial beautifully, and Sarah thinks as
    I have from the first that she will never
    marry again When Rob. was 15 Sarah
    gave him a seal ring which he has always
    worn ever since. The stone was broken, &
    she gave him an antique in its' place, with
    a dove holding an olive branch cut upon it.
    She begged him not to carry it away, but
    he said "I want to –" and so that was
    what the rebels found on his open hand.
    I looked with fresh interest on the
    portrait of the first Col. Shaw, to whom
    Washington gave his commission, when he
    was 21, who was aid to Gen Knox –
    and our first minister to China Samuel Shaw.