In a letter to “Uncle Sam” she speaks of “the labor and fatigue of preparing for the theatricals, which are happily over.
We had rehearsals every day last week.
My part was a short one, but I took great pains to make it as good as I could.
Some points which I thought of on the spur of the moment added greatly to the fun of the impersonation.
We had a fine house, and an enthusiastic reception.
I had a floral tribute-only think of it!--a basket of beautiful roses ...”
. Left Newport
to attend Saratoga Convention, being appointed a delegate from the Channing Memorial Church
, with its pastor, Reverend C. W. Wendte
. Cousin Nancy Greene
, my father's cousin, enters to-day upon her ninety-ninth year.
I called to see her, going first to town to buy her some little gift.... Had a very interesting talk with her. She was nicely dressed in black, with a fresh cap and lilac ribbon, and a little silk handkerchief.
For her this was quite an unusual toilette.
I wished her a good year to come, but she said: ‘Why should I want to live another year?
I can do nothing.’
I suggested that she should dictate her reminiscences to the girl who waits upon her and who writes, she says, a good hand.”
. I went to see the old Seventh Day Baptist Church, now occupied by the Newport
Historical Society, in which my great-grandfather, Governor Samuel Ward
, used to attend service ....”
“December 24, Boston
. Spoke at the Home
for Intemperate Women at 6 P. M. I did my best.