Friday, January 20th. [continued from page 4]
Saturday, January 21st. A beautiful, spring-like day. Did my outdoor work this forenoon. In the afternoon Mother, Rae, and myself went to church meeting, there were seven young ladies related their Christian experience with a yew to uniting with the church after the ordinance of baptism; they were all accepted. There was also an elderly man related his experience, he had, in years gone by, been a member of the church but has for a long time been wandering from the fold of God, but has now returned and asked for admission; he was received, and we rejoice that a wanderer has been reclaimed. May he never again bring reproach upon the cause of our ever blessed Master! This evening I received a letter from Jud he has now recovered from his cold, and seems to be in better spirits than when he last wrote, the envelope contained also a note for Samuel, and one for Amanda. Mother received a letter from Uncle Thomas Severn, in which he expresses a wish that I might and make my home with them in the Spring. I think it would be very pleasant, but can not say yet how it will come out.
Sunday, January 22nd. A beautiful, warm, clear, Spring-like day. Mother, Rachel, Jonathan, and myself went down to our church in the morning, heard Mr. Whitehead preach from Luke 12:21. “So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich towards God.” After the sermon we proceeded to the waters of baptism, where six young ladies followed the example and command of our blessed Master, who while he sojourned upon earth submitted himself to this sacred ordinance. The house was filled notwithstanding the roads are in a very bad condition. In the evening Jonathan took Rachel and I up to Willistown, presume we should not have gone, only that Amanda went with Cornog’s in the morning, and from meeting the two girls and herself went home with Anna Mary Davis, so to save Mr. C. the trouble of bringing her home, went up. (sic) Mr. Dunlap preach (sic) from Matthew 25:13. “Watch, therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.” Don’t think I ever saw so small a congregation at Willistown before, suppose it was owing to the state of the roads.
Monday, January 23rd. A splendid day for drying clothes, so windy. Amanda and I did the washing, and folded the clothes in the evening. Mother received a short