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Diary Typescript, 1874

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478 text was we do fade as a leaf This was the last we could do for this Poor Boy and to day as I followed his remains to that silent Bourne from whence no traveller ere returneth I could but resolve to endeavor to be _ more faithfull with the young People of my neighborhood especially those of my friends and relatives and warn them of the Danger of Procrasti- nation I was at Church again to night Elder Miller preached There was to night a good indication for a revival of religion 12th Went to the Bottom this morning I was at Church again at night 13th Went to Henderson I got Dr Alexander to operate on my aching tooth and I am satisfied that it will not bother me any more as I took a look at the root I had company to night and did not go to church 14th I was at Church to day also at night 15th I was at Church again to day also at night The meeting to night was verry interesting There was upwards of twenty Persons forward for Prayer and several Professions 15th I was at Church again to day also at night Elder Lacy Preached as Elder Miller had to go home The revival feeling seems to be on the increase 17th Sunday I was at Church to day Elder Lacy preached I _ was also at Church to night Elder Miller Preached 18th I was Cattle Hunting with G B and S B Martin this morning · We got our dinners at Jas H Crenshaws and went from there to the River Elder Miller Baptized 8 Persons in the Ohio River The day was cold but these Converts did not seem to mind the water much I ” was at Church again at night I was at Church again to day also at night 19th I was helping Hamp Capps to raise his House to day at ~ Church at night 20th Went to a sale at Edward Powells this morning Evrything appeared to sell verry high I was at Church at night Zlst I Drove my Cattle to the Bottom this morning that is my Stock Cattle 22nd At Church again to day 23d I was one of the Appraisers of the Estate of Phant Nunn Dec . I was also Clerk of the sale I Bought a mule for $121 and some Bacon at $5. 60 Amt in all to $126. 60 I was at Church again at night