October - December, 1861

October 1861

Tuesday, October 1, 1861
I still staid at Mrs. Newel's. During the day we went
across the Prairie on a visit to Mr. Rider's who is Irishman who has
lately come over from Ireland. They are an industrious family and I think quite
pious. They are Episcopal but speak well for that denomination.

Wednesday, October 2, 1861
left my family at Mrs. Newel's and went to Brother
Reece Price's where I took dinner. From here I went to see old Brother
Simmons who is verry (ill). I sung and prayed with him but he seemed
unconcious to all earthly things. he is ripe for glory and no doubt will soon be
called home. I staid all night with Brother Pecier(?) (Prices?)

Thursday, October 3, 1861
From Brother Price(?), I went to Alexandria where I met
with Brother Sculock. From here I went out to B C. Hendrick's where
I heard of the death of old Brother Simmons. I did not think he would died
so soon. My dear old Brother thou art safe for ever. Oh that my death may
be like thine. Farewell until we meet in heaven.

Friday, October 4, 1861
New Hope
I preached from Matthew 5 & 48. I made a very poor
preach & yet I do hope some good was accomplished. One woman who had been
acting badley joined over again. One Brother who had acted wrong made his
acknowlegements and promised to do better. I hope he will.

Saturday, October 5, 1861
Old Sister Scroggs 3 1/2
I preached from first Peter 2 & c & 9 verse. The Lord
knoweth how to deliver the Godly out of temptation and to reserve the
unjust unto the day of judgement to be punished. This was my first trial from
this text. I enjoyed some liberty. God be praised. Lord Bless the word.

Sunday, October 6, 1861
Oak Grove
Preached from 2 oni Timothy 4 chapter 5,6,7th,8th
versus. The Lord blessed me in trying to preach. Thanks to his holy name to the
colored people I preached from ye must be born again. I enjoyed great
liberty and I have reason to believe that good was done.

Monday, October 7, 1861
this day we spent at Mrs. Kay's. These are good people
and are disposed to treat a Preacher and his family well because they
respect them. This is different to a great many. They treat you well as it
were through constraint because they would not be popular if they should do
otherwise.

Tuesday, October 8, 1861
yesterday was a cloudy rainy day. Towards evening it
settled off and we had a delightful sunset. This morning also the sun
shines beautifully. How kind our Heavenly Father is to us. Blessing us
with sunshine and rain thus making delightful by contrast yet how
ungrateful we are. Oh my God make thy servant more holy.

Wednesday, October 9, 1861
on Tuesday evening we went ot Brother Alexander's. They
were not very glad to see us fearing perhaps that we would stay too
long. We stayed all night and till dinner next day. When we left not much
regretted. Lord truly we suffer in this life: (cont. next day?)

Thursday, October 10, 1861
and that from our Bretheren. We left Mrs. Kays early
for Mr. Grime's where we were recd. rather coldly. When will this
warfare cease.
Only when we cease to live I reckin. I do hope my God will give
me grace to do my duty and teach me what that is.

Friday, October 11, 1861
left my wife and children at Mr. Grimes and went to one
of my appointments where I have been Laboring all the year and have
done nothing with the prospect of holding my own. Stopped for the night at
Brother Haines.

Saturday, October 12, 1861
Newel's Union
I Preached from 4th chapter of Hebrew's 9th verse. The
Lord helps me greatly. Only a few of the Bretheren were out at night. I
preached to Mr. Grime's Blacks from ye must be born again. The blacks
seemed much interested and I hope some good was accomplished.

Sunday, October 13, 1861
Trinity
I preached from 12th chapter hebrew 1 & 2, & 3 verses.
This text was quoted from memory as I thought I had left my Bible at home
but on going out to the Buggy found it there. I did not enjoy liberty
though I did the best I could.

Monday, October 14, 1861
We went from Mr. Grime's to Dr. Water's where we were
kindly received by Mrs. Waters who is a nice Christian Lady of the
Episcopal Church. here we stayed all night and as the Dr. was gone from
home, I enjoyed a fire for reading which I twined(?) to good account.

Tuesday, October 15, 1861
from Dr. Water's we went to Mr. Wises where again we me
wiith kind treatment. Mr. Wise is a man of the world and loves money.
Othewise he is what the world would term a good man. He has an interesting
family. I hope we may yet be able to benefit him.

Wednesday, October 16, 1861
we left Mr. Wises early and proceeded on ou way ot my
next appointment, calling respectfully at Sister Cannon's and old
Brother Nallies at which place we took dinner and proceeded on our way.
Late in the evening we got to Mr. Talleys.

Thursday, October 17, 1861
leaving my wife and children here I went to Alexandria
to hear the reading the case of Mr. or General Long who had killed Col.
Davison. I heard fields of N.O. (New Orleans) plead on the part of the
prosicution. He is only an ordinary speaker. Think that under the mosaic (cont.
next day......)

Friday, October 18, 1861
(......cont. from last day) dispensation but little pleading
would have been necessary. We left Mr. Talley's for Brother Reece Price's
where we spent the ballance of the day. I tried to read and improve
myself. I find this an uphill business to a man who has the cares of a family
on his shoulder.

Saturday, October 19, 1861
old sister Water's Blacks
at Haw Creek I had 5 hearers with these I sung and
prayed the day is quite unfavorable. I however made my way into Sister Water's
plantation & preached to her Blacks. They take considerable interest, and
I do hope some good will yet be accomplished.

Sunday, October 20, 1861
Pallestine 11
Haw Creek
I preaced from Romans 6th & 23. The Lord was with me
both in praying and preaching. The day was quite unfavorable and there
were but few; but I hope seed were sown which will some day produce
fruit. The church here is in back sliden condition. I hope they will yet
be revived.

Monday, October 21, 1861
We left Issac LaCroix, early and I reached our place of
boarding about two o'clock. Our little boy who had a chill the evening
before with very high fever, yet seemed much better. I spent the rest of
the day in studying my lesson.

Tuesday, October 22, 1861
remained at home until half passed two when I started
for my appoinment on Bear Creek until which time I tried to study but
was much hindered by company. It is seldom that I get an hour fo self
culture and improvement. Stopped all night with C. Starks.

Wednesday, October 23, 1861
Bear Creek
preached from Mark 8c&16(?) verse enjoyed some liberty
and I do hope good will be the result. From Mr. Stark's where I took
dinner, I went to Mr. James Russel's where I stayed all night. He is quite
sick and penitant. I hope his afflictions will be to his good.

Thursday, October 24, 1861
Liberty Chapel
I preached from Matthew 8th c Mark 8th & 10. I enjoyed
Liberty and hope good accomplished. I recd 7 into the church, baptised
three children and three adults. There seemed to be a general good feeling
among the members. Thank God.

Friday, October 25, 1861
Fish Creek
Preached from Matthew 1st & 21st this is the first time
I ever preached from this text. I enjoyed freedom and think I can make
some improvement on it. Went home with Brother Keener for dinner, he
has just joined. I think he will be a good member.

Saturday, October 26, 1861
Gray's creek
I preached from Matthew 1st & 21. I enjoyed great
liberty in speaking. The congregation was much moved upon and I hope good
was done. I received four persons into the church. Opened the doors of the
church, but no one joined.

Sunday, October 27, 1861
Hudson Creek
Preached from Romans 6th & 23. I had a poor
congregation. The people around this appointment think more of (their?) cotton
(f?)arm that they do fo of their souls. How hard is it to do anything with
the rich. I fear few of them will ever reach heaven.

Monday, October 28, 1861
at Pool's Creek
on Sunday evening I preached from Matthew 1st & 21.
Went to A. Wilbanks, where I stayed all night, from whence I went to
Alexandria, thence to Brother Blcotts(?) where I stayed all night. This is
an agreeable place, but I fear the old man loves this world too much.

Tuesday, October 29, 1861
from Olcotts(?) I went to Mr. Gwin's where where I left
found my little boy sick. I live in constant expectation of loosing one
of my children. This keeps me uneasy when I am away from them. How
foolish this is yet I cannot help it.

Wednesday, October 30, 1861
from Mr. Collins we went to Matthew Nugents where we
took dinner. Thence to Bro. Deems in order to get something done for our
little boy. It appears that it is hard for us all to get well, and stay so.
Perhaps this is best for us; it makes us feel our dependence on Him from
whom commeth our help.

Thursday, October 31, 1861
Camp's School House
Preached from Romans Gc&23 verse. I enjoyed great
liberty in speaking and hope good was done. This is what I labor for. Yet
how little visable good. Lord make me instrumental (for the) the
conversion of Souls. this is all I ask give they word success through my feeble
Labors.

November 1861

Friday, November 1, 1861
New Hope
I did not preach on this day but remained having
previously changed the appointment. The day is cold and windy. We shall perhaps
have a freeze tonight. My soul too is cold, and baren. Oh Lord banish this
stupidity and make me again to know they hiden(?) name and rejoice in thee.

Saturday, November 2, 1861
Bear Creek
we had but a few hearers to whom Brother Bellamy
preacher from "God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that
whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life."
At 3 I preached from worship. God the Lord helped me greatly.

Sunday, Novemer 3, 1861
Bear Creek
we had a better turn(out). Brother Hearn (or Hearni)
preached from "if any man serves me him will my father honor a good sermon in
the evening. I preached from Matthew 1 first & 21 fst. I enjoyed
Liberty. L. God be praised but there was no visable good accomplished.

Monday, November 4, 1861
from Matthew Nugents I went to the election at William
Tison's, thence back to same place. I find I have exited much opposition
in the neighborhood by requiring a certain individual to be recommend
before I read her on trial. If I have done wrong I hope the Lord will
forgive. Man I know will not.

Tuesday, November 5, 1861
this morning I rode over to Mr. Stephen's who is at
work on some part of my Buggy. He charges me nothing which is very kind. I
invited him to church. I pray God that the request may fasten upon his
heart so that he may come and be converted to to God. in the evening we went to
our boarding place.

Wednesday, November 6, 1861
this morning I finished reading Mr. Fletcher's funeral
sermon as preached by Mr. Wesley. What a holy man he was. Lord help me to
coppy after him both in my life and ministry. I would be holy yet how
unworthy I am. Early this morning we went to Mr. Gwins.

Thursday, November 7, 1861
New Hope
I had but a few out to shom I preached from Matthew 8th
c and a part of 34 verse. We had a good time naught we were but few.
Thank God his blessings are not confined to numbers but to the humble and
good. Lord I feel that I need they grace continually. I trust in thee.

Friday, November 8, 1861
Newel's Union
I did not preach at this day but attended to the
removal of old Brother Newel's remains into the church yard. He lived and died
a member of the methodist church. His family are pious but none of them are
members of our church. I felt more than ever the vanity of all earthly
things while attending his reburial

Saturday, November 9, 1861
Newel's Union
I preached from Mark 8c & 34th verse. I enjoyed great
liberty and have reason to believe that good was done through the word. To
God be all the glory. One old Lady sent word (to) the church requesting to
be remembered in Prayer. May the Lord deal mercifully with her.

Sunday, November 10, 1861
Trinity
Preached from Mark 16 th c v (blank for missing verse
number) I enjoyed great liberty and through no one joined, yet I do hope
some good was accomplished. At night i preached from fifth of Romans to
Mr. Grime's Blacks. They were attentive and I think something may be done
for them. Oh Lord, bless my work.

Monday, November 11, 1861
I stayed all night on with Mr. Grimes, and left early
this morning for home being quite uneasy about my little boy whom I left
sick. I often fear that I may be needed by may family. This renders the
itenerant life, one of trouble to me. I stayed all night with sister Waters
having heard from home.

Tuesday, November 12, 1861
left Sister Waters, for home on my way stopped with
Brother Duncan where I took dinner. If I had to more time that I might spend
in this way I could turn it to good accounts. But a man with the cares of a
family on his hands has not much time for business of this kind. Lord help me
to spend my time in the right way.

Wednesday, November 13, 1861
this day I spent at Mr. Gwins thing to read and prepare
myself for my examination. This I feel to be all important. As in many
places the Lord's supper is never administrated at all and thus this
Christian duty is entirely neglected. I hope to be able to obtain Elder's orders
and thus to be able to attend to all of a minister's duties.

Thursday, November 14, 1861
to day I went up to my boarding place where stayed all
night. My time is passing rapidly away and I fear I am not making much
religious improvement. Lord thou art my only refuge. Give grace that I
may live a more holy life. I feel that I greatly need holiness of Heart.
Lord why not set my soul at liberty from all sin.

Friday, November 15, 1861
from Mr. Collins we went to Mr. Gwins where I stayed
all night. This continual rolling from pillar to post is unpleasant in the
extreme. Any day or other I hope to get Home to Heaven where I shall
cease my perrigranations(?) no man likes to be without a home.

Saturday, November 16, 1861
Liberty Chapel
left Mr. Gwins early for Mrs. Water's plantation where
I preached to her negroes. I have labored with them all the year and know
not that I have done any good. I hope however that I have, Lord, I look to
thee to the increase(?).

Sunday, November 17, 1861
Liberty Chapel
Palestine
had a good congregration to whom I preached from there
words if any man will come after me let him deny(?) himself and take up his
cross and follow me. I enjoyed freedom in speaking but no one joined the
church. I am clear.

Monday, November 18, 1861
from Reece Price's I went to Brother Simmons, where I
drew up a title to a lot of Land(?) for the church. The minister has all
things of this kind to to attend to. Otherwise it is not attended too at
all. Do all you can and you are then thought hard of, let it alone you are
thought hard at.

Tuesday, November 19, 1861
I returned home after staying all night with Brother
Job Tison. I found my little boy not well. It seems I am not to raise any
children. The Lord's will be done, not mine. They will be better off than
with me. I am very unworthy and do but little for my Lord.

Wednesday, November 20, 1861
Stayed all night with Mr. Gwin. From there I went to
Mr. Collins, where I drew up a title for a church lot. The Lord grant that
it may result in good. I am willing to do good in a small way. I hope I shall
never be idel but always laboring in my masters verse(?).

Thursday, November 21, 1861
Stay all day with Mr. Gwin and tried to read and Learn
what I could. Yet how many precious moments do I waste. Oh my God
forgive me, and help me to be more diligent. I feel greatly the need of
holiness of heart. Oh for sanctification. Lord send thy spririt upon me.

Friday, November 22, 1861
I left home early for my appointment at Oak Grove
directly after Started there come up a rain. I took shelter in Hudson Creek
Church from there I went to Brother Job Tison's where I took dinner. Where
leaving my horse and taking his mule I proceeded on my way.

Saturday, November 23, 1861
left old Brother Simmons, early for my appointment at
Oak Grove. I got to Brother Alexanders late and stayed all night. The
weather is clear and delightful. I hope to have a good time on tomorrow, yet the
people here are very much engroped by worldly matters.

Sunday, November 24, 1861
Oak Grove
I preached from Mark 8th 34. Enjoyed liberty. Glory be
to his holy name. I Baptised 3 whites and two Blacks. In the evening I
preached to the Blacks from 39th Psalm and 39 verse. They were attentive though
none joined. I have done all I could.

Monday, November 25, 1861
the early part of the day I spent at Brother
Alexanders. In evening I went to see old Brother Snoddy who is quite unwell and will certainly die unless there be something done for him soon. He is strong in
the faith,giving glory to God. I ('m?) with and for him.

Tuesday, November 26, 1861
after staying all night with sister Kay, and remaining
there until near Eleven, I left for Brother Alexander's where I took dinner
and left immediatley for sister Cannon's stopping on the way at Brother
McCans who paid two dollars and a half quarterage. This was something
which I was not expecting.

Wednesday, November 27, 1861
after staying all night with Sister Cannon, I (left)
early for Alexandria stopping on my way at the School House of Mrs.
Fisher. I took dinner with Brother Cravens in Town in whose estimation I
discovered by way of a Short(or Shant or Slant?) that I did stand verry highly. I went out nine miles from Alex where I stayed all night.

Thursday, November 28, 1861
Haw Creek
preached from Revealtions 19th & 10 11 ~ worship God. I
did not enjoy much liberty, yet I trust some good was done. We never
know when we have done any thing for the promotion of his glory. This hides
pride from
man.

Friday, November 29, 1861
Gray's Catel Creek
preached from Mark 1 & 14 of much is the kingdom of
God. I did not enjoy much freedom. It appeared to me that I never saw as many
children in my life to the size of the congregation. I (hope) some good was
accomplished.

Saturday, November 30, 1861
My Last 2, M

Brother Ivy as usual was at his post & preached with hs
ususal liberty though not with much power. We had but a few members of
a conf. but had a calm time. I hope I did my duty in the examination of
character.

December 1861

Sunday, December 1, 1861
Hudson Creek
We had a good congregation but no move (or more?).
Brother Ivy did all the preaching; and delivered the word faithfully. but the
people were unmoved. Our best efforts are all in vain unless God seal the
word home. I do hope the Lord will yet pour out his holy spirit upon this
people.

Monday, December 2, 1861
My little boy is still quite unwell. I called in
medical advise; and found his disease to be ulcers of the throat. I hope he may
get well. Yet what ever may the will of the Lord I hope I to be resigned
to it. Yet how hard is this. Though the spirit is willing the flesh is
weak.

Tuesday, December 3, 1861
to day my little boy seems worse and I fear will not
recover. I intend doing all for him I can and leave the results with God.
I know that what he will is best. I hope always to be ready to do and
suffer his will. My heart perhaps needs humbling and God knows best tow to do
it.

Wednesday, December 4, 1861
this morning he is still weak with every appearance of
sinking. Lord prepare me for the Stroke. In the evening he appeared
better for which I was very thankful. I am very much afraid I Shall not be able
to get to conference. I am very anxious but God knows what is best.

Thursday, December 5, 1861
this morning I went for the Dr. again. He opened the
ulcers in my little boy's throat; and thinks he will get well. I hope he may
yet. I should not be supprised if he were to die at any moment. It is
a common saying we have over ups and downs in this life. Mine appears to
be all ups and no downs.
 

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Friday, December 6, 1861
Liberty Chapel
I could not attend (my appointment) giving to the
sickness of my little boy, he being still quite unwell. Lord thou knowest the
desire of my Heart. I would be engaged in thy servics if I could, but thou
canst turn even a disappointment to good account than be thought (taught?)
the meeting.

Saturday, December 7, 1861
Liberty Chapel
Still at home nursing a sick child. Perhaps this is
best if so I ought to be content. And I hope I am. Oh that I could always be
resigned to his will, this is my duty as a minister of the gospel, yet how
often do we fail. Lord, strengthen thou my Heart, confirm my faith, and
help me always.

Sunday, December 8, 1861
Liberty Chapel
I am still at Home nursing (my) sick boy. I now feel
quite sure that I shall not be able to attend conference. Perhaps this is
best. I know it is if God will it. Therefore I am determined to be
satisfied. Oh this rebelious Heart. It is always seeking its good in this life.

Monday, December 9, 1861
I have to be at Alexandria
This morning at day light I started for conference.
Arrived there at twelve o'clock. Underwent my examination. Left about an hour
by sun at night and rode twenty miles back home to see my little boy.
Found him some little better and I hope he will get well.

Tuesday, December 10, 1861
This morning my little boy seems much better and I hope
to be able to return to conference. I am never willing to be absent from
my post when I can help it. Therefore I shall return if possible. I do
rejoice(?) at the prospect of my little boys getting well. Lord he is thine.

Wednesday, December 11, 1861
my little boy is still sick. And we are alternating
between Hope and despair. Is it possible that we shall have to Bury another
one of our children. In the evening he was much worse. I went for the Dr.
but did not get him. I pray God for grace to submit.

Thursday, December 12, 1861
this morning my little boy appeared some better and
hope again sprung up. In the evening he was worse and we were in despair.
He is gradually approaching his disolution no doubt. In the evening
the Dr. came and confirmed fears. We passed a sleepless night.

Friday, December 13, 1861
this (day) he again seems better and hope sprung up. So
true it is that a sinking man will catch at a straw. This proved to be our
case for in the evening he again grew worse and at sevin o'clock he died
thus sundering the Last hope and leaving us nothing to gaze upon but his
lifeless form. How sad is our hearts.

Saturday, December 14, 1861
it is a beautiful spring morn but it has no charm for
us, alas how could it when our dear little boy is before us a lifeless
corpse. Misterious indeed are the providences of God. No doubt but it
is all for our good - but it is a severe remedy. God knows what is best
for us and we submit.

Sunday, December 15, 1861
to day we Buried our dearest John Wesley. He was a
promising child indeed and we had hoped he would Live to manhood at least. It
was not best and therefore God willed otherwise, and blessed be his holy
name. I read his burial servis myself. It was a great trial but I got
through and he is Buried.

Monday, December 16, 1861
this morning I hurried to conf. and found the Brethren
engaged in a considerable debate conserning (sic) the propiety of receiving
the resignation of Brother's Keener and Parker. They were finally
accepted and others elected in their place. I rode out to Mr. Ladeaux's
where I stayed all night. My appointments is months backhinds(?)

Tuesday, December 17, 1861
I remained in Alexandria until preaching was over.
Brother Goodwin preached us a most an excellent sermon. I left Alexandria at
half passed one and got out to Brother Job Tisons. Just where I found my
wife and little daughter well. We have no home for the ensuing year as
yet.

Wednesday, December 18, 1861
We stayed at Brother Job Tison's until after dinner
when we left for Brother Hamilton Tison. We got there about sundown and
stayed all night. His wife treated us kindly. My wife visited the grave of
her little boy and seemed much dejected.

Thursday, December 19, 1861
we left Brother Hamilton Tison early and went to Mr.
Gwins from there I went immediately to Mr. Gorhams(?), thence back to Mr.
Gwins thence to Jesse Wilbanks, thence back to Mr. Leaches, who I hired to
go into Claiborne Parish for our bedding. I must live to myself.

Friday, December 20, 1861
after staying all night at Brother Collins, we went to
Brother Matthew Nugents where I found Mr. Leach whom I have hired to go
to Claiborne after our clothing. I visited Mr. Stephen's in the
evening and held prayers(?)

Saturday, December 21, 1861
this morning early I left myself for Claiborne. I took
my dinner in the field then road some 18 miles where I stayed all night with
some very poor people. Paid one dollar for a poor night's lodging.

Sunday, December 22, 1861
started very early on my way, rode hard and got to
Vienna (near Ruston, La.) where I stopped at Brother Wilder's where I was
kindly treated by himself and wife. Thank God for kind friends. May I never
show myself unworthy.

Monday, December 23, 1861
I left Vienna early the wind blowing briskly from the
north. Rode to Brother Wallises some twelve miles where I took dinner.
Everywhere my old friends seemed pleased to see me and gave a very flattering
reception. Oh Lord Keep my Heart Humble.

Tuesday, December 24, 1861
after staying all night with Brother Kimbell am staying
until after dinner and settling every thing satisfactory, I rode to Brother
Ginns, he was glad to see me. I enjoyed my self well in company. He is an
old local Preacher of fine piety (?) and is doing much good.

Wednesday, December 25, 1861
left Brother Ginns(?) early and rode to Brot James
Lowey where I took dinner from thence I went to see my brother on the Bayou
Corney (north of Bernice, La. in Union Parish), I found all well but he is
much immersed in the cares of this world and I am afraid (he) will neglect
his soul. May God arrest him.

Thursday, December 26, 1861
I Stayed all (night) with my Brother, James Parish.
From here I went down to see my Brother in law, Henry Bailey. He and his
wife are baptist. I hope they are living religious. Also Thomas Sllot, a
brother in law is a baptist also his wife - they seemed glad to see me.
(me written in
margin)

Friday, December 27, 1861
early this morning I (left) for home, stopping at Dr.
Gaskels where I stayed all night and enjoyed myself. Well how pleasant it is
to renew old friendships. It makes one think of meeting in Heaven where
parting will be no more.

Saturday, December 28, 1861
I left Brother Gaskel's early and got back to Brother
Gin's for Dinner. The balance of the evening I spent in riding round
amongst my old friends(?) and settling up my business. Stayed all night with
Helsy M. Clendon. (?)

Sunday, December 29, 1861
I preached to a small congregation fo my old friend: as
from Mark 8:34. I enjoyed liberty in speaking. God be praised. I trust
some good was accomplished. They say I must preach for them another year but
I am afraid they are hard to please.

Monday, December 30, 1861
I left Brother Kimbell's early for Home having settled
up all my Business satisfactorily after a moderate day's ride. I stayed
at the house of a Mr. Brown a hard shell Baptist. I generally fall in with
these kind in traveling. he treated me well and charges me nothing.

Tuesday, December 31, 1861
left Mr. Brown's early. Traveled until about 5 in the
evening and stayed with a Mr. Parker another Baptist. He treated me kindly
and charged me nothing. Thus the year has lapsed, and I have great reason
to Bless God for his goodness. To this care I commit myself to god for the
coming.

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Memoranda (- 3 pages at back of diary):
at the first IM I recd. $5.50
amount paid me as quarering (?) during
Second Quarter $ cts.
Pallestine 2.25
Oak Grove 9.75
New Hope 2.00
Oak Grove 5.00
Pallestine 10.00
Trinity 25.00
Oak Grove 2.50
Newels Union 2.50
Oak Grove 25.00
Liberty Church 6.00

4 quarter $
Trinity 8.40
Oak Grove 5.00
Fish Creek 8.25
Newels Union 7.30
New Hope 3.10
Newels Union .50
Haw Creek 3.25
Liberty Chapel 1.25
W. Tison L.C. 2.50
Bear Creek 3.00
Newels Union 6.65
Pallestine 5.00
13.80
Haw Creek 1.50
Oak Grove 35.90
Trinity 7.00
5.00
Hudson 50.00
Liberty 4.65
 

Page before Inside back cover:
Raised by subscription at Trinity. Mrs. H. M. Fisher
$
2 Mrs. E. Decker
4 Samuel H. Conten
5

Recd. in all
$274.85 (ink)