Journal, 1835–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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ourselves, from all the embarasments whatever  that we may not be brought into disre pute, in any respect, that our enemys may  not have any power over us;— spent the day  at home, devoted some time in studying <the> he brew, language.— this has been a warm  day with, some rain; our snow is melting  verry fast,— This evening, a Mr. of Ohio called to  see me on Saturday <the subject> of religion, he  is a member of the close communion ba ptise Church, he said he had come to  enquire concerning the faith of our church  having heard many reports, of the  worst character about us, he seemed to  be an honest enquirer after truth. I spent  the evening in talking with him, I found  him to be an honest candid man, and  no particular peculiarities about him, only  his simplisity, he tarried overnight with  me, and acknowledged in the <morning> that although  he had thought he knew something about  religion he was now sensible that he knew  but little, which was the greatest, trait of  wisdom that I could discover in him
5 December 1835 • Saturday
Saturday 5th the weather  is cold and freezing, and the snow is  falling moderately, and there is a pros pect of sleighing again, spent the fore noon in studying, hebrew with & , I am  labouring under some indisposition of health  laid down and slept a while, and [p. 56]
ourselves, from all embarasments whatever that we may not be brought into disrepute, in any respect, that our enemys may not have any power over us;— spent the day at home, devoted some time in studying the hebrew, language.— this has been a warm day with, some rain; our snow is melting verry fast,— This evening, a Mr. of Ohio called to see me on the subject of religion, he is a member of the close communion baptise Church, he said he had come to enquire concerning the faith of our church having heard many reports, of the worst character about us, he seemed to be an honest enquirer after truth. I spent the evening in talking with him, I found him to be an honest candid man, and no particular peculiarities about him, only his simplisity, he tarried overnight with me, and acknowledged in the morning that although he had thought he knew something about religion he was now sensible that he knew but little, which was the greatest, trait of wisdom that I could discover in him
5 December 1835 • Saturday
Saturday 5th the weather is cold and freezing, and the snow is falling moderately, and there is a prospect of sleighing again, spent the forenoon in studying, hebrew with & , I am labouring under some indisposition of health laid down and slept a while, and [p. 56]
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