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maniac. His two sons suffer so much from
sympathy with him. It is really distressing
to see them they have wept bitterly. But the
merciful Lord, loveth whom he chastened.
Sanctify these afflictions to the good of
our souls. O most merciful redeemer.
It is oppressive today although we have been
so recently blessed with glorious and refreshing
showers. Harvest is over with us and I am
truly glad when it is past. The poor labourers
suffer so much from extreme heat and
fatigue. I was much disappointed at not
hearing from my dear relations in Gloucester.
But I trust in Providence wherever I be.
Lord help to pass through this day with
rejoicing and thanksgiving grant for
Jesus sake that I may keep it holy unto thee.
Williamsburg July 16th Tuesday morning 1849
Such a length of time has elapsed since my
last record, I scarcely know how to commence
this day's actions. How numerous have been
the changes since my last statement But I cannot
recall one of them at this moment. I know