Thursday, February 9, 2012

Wadsworth Diary - Feb 9. 1858

Clowdy, stormy, snow & rain & warm. Staid in store all day. Jos & Abbie went to Boston. Father went to Dedham after deeds. Went to Lyceum in eve, not very full house. Question was resolved that the spendthrift is a better member of society than the miser. 
Written upside down: decided 2 in neg & 1 in afermative.

In the 1850s, on a busy working farm in the southern part of Franklin, a man named George Wadsworth started writing in a journal about everyday events. When he filled that journal, he bought another, and filled that up too. Two dozen journals, and 27 years later, he had written about almost everything that can happen in a small New England town. His words were lost to history until 1986, when town resident Gail Lembo came across some of the journals at a yard sale. 

From the Franklin Historical Museum website  

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