June 25. got in the wagon with us, anddrove over to the rhubarb patchthat we might see it. Its growthis truly astonishing. The ladies didnot stop to tea, but drove home.June 26. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 91. S.S. 77.June 27. T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 98. S.S. 83.This morning, Bro. E. H. startedwith Mrs. & Miss Shackford forJackson. Word was sent to Mr.Shackford, who lives at Jackson,soon after their arrival here, as hedesired. But he has not yet madehis appearance, and they feltanxious to see him, having beenseparated for eight years. Bro. G.spent a part of the forenoon withus. Rev. Mr. Carnduff has been herethis afternoon. He is to preach forus tomorrow, also above. Dr. hasengaged a man to work for hima while, who was here to tea, alsoMr. Hearsing.June 28. Sabbath. T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 86. S.S.64. This morning, after breakfast, Mr.Hearsing and the hired man left, asJune 28. he did not wish to fulfil his engagementto work. I had expected Mr. Carnduffto dinner, but we waited untilnearly three o'clock, and he did notcome; so we concluded to wait no longer,but to go down to the schoolhouse.Just as we were seated in our carriagewe saw him coming with Mr. Wiley.He said he did not wish for a dinner,but they went in and took alunch, then we all went to theschoolhouse. Text, Mal. 4.2. Unto youthat fear my name, etc. When a personis first converted, he is justifiedin the sight of God, for the sake ofJesus on whom he has believed; buthe is not perfectly free from sin.The work of regeneration, whichcommences at the new birth, is agradual work. We must be healed.And to be healed requires time.June 29. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 77. S.S. 66. I havebeen writing to mother this afternoon.Dr. has hired a man to work forhim, who is either crazy or foolish.He is very odd. Night rainy.
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