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July 1872 near Rome Ga.

12 M. Harry & I rode in the cart to the river opposite Isaac  Gaillards, where the crossing is by boat. Unfortunately the boat was away & we had to return home. Charley Porcher has come for us in Isaac's Buggy & we will go after dinner

Sat. 13 Harry & I returned from Isaac Gaillards today, coming in his buggy as for as Rome, & taking the train across the river. We had a heavy shower on us on Wednesday afternoon just after leaving Rome, & stopt for about an hour at Theodore Gaillards, where we saw him & Marion. It rained nearly all the afternoon. On Thursday, it was heavy all morning, & rained again in afternoon. Col. Rudolph (a relative of Kate Gaillards) & Dr Brown rode out in the afternoon & returned to Rome. Friday it was cloudy in the morning, but Harry & I rode over to Charley Porchers farm, & then down the road as far as Mr Graves. Charley returned with us & we were to go over to Theodore Gaillards after dinner but it rained all the afternoon again. I called there this morning on our way back for a few minutes.
Kate Gaillard was sick & confined to her room most of the time we were there.
Received this morning a letter from Mary of the 11th, all well at home.

Sunday 14 Still showery - Harry went in to church this morning

M. 15 Thunder storm & hard rain last night - heavy & wet. Clears off in the course of the day

T. 16 Very heavy storm of rain in morning - the heaviest fall of water since I have been here. The rivers & creeks are all rising & there will probably be freshets throughout

  • Title

    Henry William Ravenel, 1814-1887: Private Journal 1872-1876: Page 22

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  • Location

    Rome (Ga.)

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  • Contributing Institution

    University of South Carolina. South Caroliniana Library