cloudy with occasional shoers of rain there has been too much rain of late
for the tobacco crops
26th I have been at work in tobacco to day the weather is extremely
hot considering it is so wet
27th Doing nothing in particular went to church in the evening
Elder McDaniels preached
28th Sunday this is a beautifull Sabbath morn as one looks out
upon the many Beauties of nature the growing crops and mans Bountifull
surrounds on evry hand we can but return thanks to the giver of evry
good and perfect gift for these manifold Blessings and think how ungrate-
. full man is to turn all these Blessings to naught ano make this Beautifull
earth a hell in which to live instead of a Paradize this expression is
perhaps a strong one But when we look around us at the misery and suffer-
ing on evry hand we can compare this unhappy country to nothing else
Our Best citizens are torn from their homes aid Families hurried
off to prisons or Banished from their native state anarchy and ruin seems
to stare us all in the face the rich the poor all classes are alike affected
by these untoward events France in the Darkest days of Marat and Robespiere
could not have been much worse than we are now under our present rulers
men are led out and shot down like wild beasts Firesides desolated homes
laid waste women outraged by both white and Black frée fiends called in this
en lightened age soldiers
V A few days more and another draft for 500,000 men take place and
for what to fill the placed of the last 500,000 who have gone with all
their crimes to the Bar of a Just god Five hundred thousand more men are
required to carry on this work of infamy to sink still lower the name of
our once p oud and happy country
Great god hoalong must this go on Are we not punished enough or
is the curse still hanging oer us
Must this Struggle go on untill evry man shall be an enemy to
his fellow man I can but say god forbid and still pray for peace I was
_ at church this morning Elder McDaniels preached also in the evening
29th Went to Henderson to day this is the day the Chicago Democratic
Convention was to meet and evryone is looking with anxiety to the action of
that Body Paid L Schaeffer $10 for a mule Expenses $1,50
30th Doing nothing in Particular t
5. 3lst To day Brings us to the close of the month and I am not sorry
agit has been an exciting one throughout our little community have all
seemed to have as much trouble as they could well bear but the month has
passed forever away and I trust our troubles with it but god alone knows
what is to befall us in this war cursed country I went to Henderson to day