This morning, or another, Paul Sabatier
was among the listeners, a grave, gracious man, a Savoyard pastor, whose “Life of Saint Francis
of Assisi” had set all Rome
. To lunch with the Drapers.
Had some good talk with Mr.
D. [the American Ambassador
]. He was brought up at Hopedale
in the Community, of which his father was a member, his mother not altogether acquiescing.
He went into our Civil War when only twenty years of age, having the day before married a wife.
He was badly wounded in the battle of the Wilderness
[guerilla] met the wounded train, and stripped them of money and watches, taking also the horses of their conveyances.
A young Irish lad of fourteen saved Draper
's life by running to Bull Plain for aid.”
. Lunch at Daisy Chanler
's, to meet Mrs. Sanford
, of Hamilton, Canada
, who is here in the interests of the International Council of Women.
She seems a nice, whole-souled woman.... I have promised to preside at a meeting, called at Daisy
's rooms for Thursday, to carry forward such measures as we can and to introduce Mrs. Sanford
and interpret for her.”
. Devoted the forenoon to a composition in French
, setting forth the objects of the meeting....”
. Went carefully over my French address.
In the afternoon attended the meeting at Daisy
's where I presided.”
This was the first time the Italian
women had taken part in the International Council
. To Contessa di Taverna
at Palazzo ”