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Historic Diaries: Emily Quiner, 1863

Aug. 29, 1863: Compliments from the Governor

Editor's Note:

Gov. Edward Salomon (1828 - 1909) served as chief executive from Apr. 19, 1862, to Jan. 4, 1864. After the war he moved to New York City, where he continued his law practice. Retiring in 1894, he returned to his native Germany, where he lived in obscurity until his death.

"our friends": Emily's father E.B. Quiner held a government appointment and her family was known among Madison civil servants.

View Emily's entire diary at Turning Points in Wisconsin History.

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Saturday 29th

Rose this morning with a strange feeling at finding myself at home, not very well, did not eat any breakfast, unpacked my trunk, made me a white apron, and wiped the dishes, then dressed and went up town. Went down to Lou's, found the girls all right. They got ready and went with me to call on the Governor. We went into the Treasurer's Office and Mr. Scofield went up with us. Our friends there were very glad to see us. The Governor was very kind, complimented us upon our perseverance and said he was glad we were going back. Went up to Bartel's Store and afterwards left the girls, went to Gus's office and came home with him. Sewed a little in the afternoon. Fannie & I went up town, made some purchases, went to see Lou, & Fannie found them at Ms. Weaver's. At home in the evening.

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