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March 24, 1861: Keziah Brevard’s diary

From the diary of Keziah Brevard, Sunday, March 24, 1861: I left Mrs. Jones this morning & came to Beulah Church — Miss Hammond played on something — but her music was too fast for church music — there were … Continue reading

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March 18, 1861: Keziah Brevard’s diary

From the diary of Keziah Brevard, March 18, 1861: This has been a cold wet day– I fear some of the chickens will freeze this night — My feelings are not good today — I have heard of some fighting … Continue reading

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March 10, 1861: Keziah Brevard’s Diary

Keziah Brevard Keziah Brevard was a widow of about 50, managing plantations outside Columbia, South Carolina. In her diary for Saturday the 9th, she said that “nobody knows the impudence I take here almost weekly — I do hope my … Continue reading

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January 6, 1861: Keziah Brevard’s Diary

From Keziah Brevard’s Diary for January 6, 1861. “Thy mercy O Lord endureth forever: Forsake not the works of thine own hands.” Sunday morning — this is a moderately cool day — sun shines dimly — still pleasant enough — … Continue reading

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December 30, 1860: Keziah Brevard on slavery

From Keziah Brevard’s Diary, December 30, 1860: Soon will 1860 be past — forever gone– What has been done in this year for man’s blessings! Whoever has not been working for good to others as well as themselves had as … Continue reading

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December 28, 1860: Keziah Brevard hears about the capture of Ft. Moultrie

From the diary of Keziah Brevard, December 28, 1860: Mrs. James H. Adams with Janie, Laura, Carry, Ellen & Jim spent the day with Goodwyn & myself — Randy’s little Jane with them. They brought this morning’s paper with them, … Continue reading

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December 10, 1860: From Keziah Brevard’s diary

Keziah Brevard This is a blustering day — I am really uneasy about fire — I must send & hear from Sister– poor Sister but perhaps you are as happy as I am — all comforts are from God & … Continue reading

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December 1, 1860: Keziah Brevard’s Diary

From the diary of Keziah Brevard: Where will I be this day one year hence? & Oh what is my Country to pass through between this day & at that time? I know not how to pray — or what … Continue reading

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November 18, 1860: Keziah Brevard

Keziah Brevard‘s diary, Sunday, November 18, 1860: This is a bright healthy morn — nothing so mean of God’s creation as man. Mary & Harry asked for papers to go to James H. Adams’ this morning — I refused them … Continue reading

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November 13, 1860: From Keziah Brevard’s Diary

Another entry from the diary of Keziah Brevard. Yesterday I gave Jane — Mrs. A. — ten dollars — & M.A. Brooks twenty dollars — This is as lovely a day as ever shined — this beautiful day makes me … Continue reading

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