July 25. asked some questions in the geographyof her native state, which she couldnot answer. Questions in mentalarithmetic troubled her exceedingly.Mr. Boody who brought them,and Geo. who came with MissShackford, were here, and all remainedto tea. After tea, we hadsome watermelons, which beingsatisfactorily discussed, our friendsdeparted.July 26. Sabbath. T.S.R. 59. 2 P.M. 91. S.S. 74.Dr. and Robert went above to church thismorning, and when they returned,Rev. Mr. M"Culloch came with themand dined here, after which he, Dr. &myself went down to meeting, leavingLuther with Robert, as he was a littleunwell, and not able to go with us.The text was, "Prepare to meet thyGod, O Israel." The subject was consideredunder two heads, viz. 1. Thecertainty of such a meeting. Of thiscertainty we are convinced by argumentsdrawn from nature, reasonand revelation. 2. The meansJuly 26. necessary to be used to meet Himin peace. The preacher mentionedrepentance as the principal meansrequisite to a peaceful meetingwith God. The discourse was a verygood one. After service, Mr. & Mrs.Wiley and their two little ones,came here and took some lunchbefore returning home. Mr. M"Cullochalso came here and will remainover night. He is fromKnight's Ferry, where he has awife and child. He is a youngman and is very pleasant in manner.This evening we have had conversationwith him about thehabits and manners of the Chineseof which there are a great manynear where he lives. Not long ago,two factions of Chinamen hada quarrel, which at last resultedin a battle. Those who engaged inthe fight, either wore no clothes,or had them fit tightly to theirpersons. Their weapons were longpoles with sharp spears in the ends,
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