Saturday, April 15, 1865 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

15-7 Clear. Fine. Fresh. Coolish. Windy. Called on Dr. Taylor the Prest. of the school after breakfast at 9am. Recd the news there through a gentleman communicating to Dr. Taylor in Front of his door just as we were starting away together, that President had been [basely?] assassinated at the theatre at Washington, by shooting, last Ev[enin]g. The appalling intelligence threw a deep gloom over all. [Illegible phrase]. It was about 9 o clock the said news was thus communicated to Dr. Taylor in my presence by a young gentleman of his acquaintance. Jno Calvin myself were just going to Mrs. Chiever’s Boarding house near the doctors - we called there - found her an agreeable ladylike woman asking $6 per week for Boarders occupying single rooms and $5 ½ each when two should room together. Mr. Bromell asks $8 per week but his house is very Inferior in every way – I did not go any further to inquire – as for several considerations I began before dinner to think seriously that I had get entirely out of the old School [?] jurisdiction – we [?] of letter to my son Chas dated 23 inst but herein found his hasty but extended opinion of the place & [?] copy in favor of my next page [illegible phrase] at our Boarding House and to bed 8 to 9 P.M.

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