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Letters and diary of Laura M. Towne.

March 7, 2013

Letters and diary of Laura M. Towne

[Diary] Saturday, March 7.

Mr. Fairfield, Will,[1] Nelly, Ellen, Rosie, and I went in a row-boat to Hunting Island. We walked on the beach, “bogged” through sand, got caught in the rain, got shells. Then we embarked again and landed in the woods in another part of the island. The negro crew went to work scientifically, made a table and seats, built a fire, roasted potatoes and oysters, and we had a jolly time. Then home, winding through the creeks and over the oyster beds.

[1] Miss Towne’s brother, William Edward Towne, who had joined her at St. Helena Island.

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