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1 MRS. A.C. BESSEY 1873 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A SAD SICKLY WOMAN WHO MARKS THE DAYS WITH SAD MEMORIES AND ANNIVERSARIES
NEW BEDFORD MASSACHUSETTS MASS MA 1873 Good+ Manuscript 
On offer is a super original handwritten 1873 diary owned by A.C. Bessey who lists her address as "__ 3rd Street New Bedford Massachusetts who writes a great reference for historians or collectors having interest in New Bedford. Here are some snippets: "Weather cloudy. Am feeling usually well this a.m. Mr. Potten's horse and sleigh were stolen from the door while calling here…..Commenced taking Turkish Baths in morning. Went to Golden Gate Lodge in the evening….Had a severe attack of neuralgia in the night (she ends up being confined to her bed for about two weeks and in fact she's quite sick through-out the year)….Mothers tomb stone was set….Nine weeks this day since I came from Worcester. Can only as yet walk a little around the land. A cold ordinary day….Had chills and fever. Went to bed at noon, did not set up anymore till next day…..Could not sit up. Georgie and children about dark. Twelve years ago this day my dear mother died…..A little better but not steady enough to go down stairs. 18 years ago this day I was married to Mr. Bessey….." Throughout the 165 plus entries she mentions many names: Richie, Potten, Pelton, Bourn, Nelson, Hammond, Pratt, Dr. Bates, Deacon Morgan, Deacon Pomeroy, M. Ripley, Calkins, and more. G+. 
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