June 4. Monday. Very pleasant. Took awalk to the ship this morning.Not feeling very well returnedsoon, and spent the remainderof the day with Mrs. Allen atthe Hotel. In the evening calledon Mr. and Mrs. Hunt, incompany with the Dr. and Mrs.Allen. They have two beautifulchildren, a boy and a girland are very pleasant people.The remainder of our companyarrived this evening. FatherLocke, Mrs. Lakeman andMiss Austin, LawrenceMoore and Mr. White, Mrs.Jackson and Miss. Atherton.Tuesday. This morning BrotherJune 5. Franklin arrived at the Hotel.Went on board the steamshipGeorge Law at 2 P.M. O what asight we there witnessed!Hundreds of people were gatheredon the wharf to see theirfriends and bid them goodbyebefore starting. Many were thetears which were shed by thosewho expected never more tomeet on earth, as the boatmoved off, amid shouts of Goodbye. "Hurrah," and waving of hatsand handkerchiefs. All thehighest accessible parts of thewharf were filled by those whowere anxious to get a parting lookof those near and dear to them.
Original diary dimensions: 9.5 x 14 cm.
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