Diary of Thomas Robbins, D. D., 1796-1854 Volume 1

Diary of Thomas Robbins, D. D., 1796-1854 Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...all day. We have quite a wet season. People have some difficulty in getting in their grain. My visits appear to be very kindly received. 31. Walked and visited all day. Our rains this year generally are short Visited all day. Visited fourteen families. People feel quite gloomy under the aspect of our public affairs. Our great danger appears to be a want of natural union. Democracy is making an effort in this State to engage the party on the side of the war. It rather appears that our government is not in earnest about any foreign war. We have no help but in the God of heaven. We have not had any very hot weather. August. 1. Came home at noon, having been about visiting since Wednesday morning. It is laborious, but I hope useful. Afternoon quite wet. Troubled with nervous affections. Wrote. 2. Wrote notes and preached on Matt, x: 7, and an old sermon on Ps. xlvi: 10. At evening attended a conference. Meeting rather thin. 3. Rode to Hartford. Last night and night before was obliged to get up and take opium on account of my nervous affections. The summer is remarkably moderate and uniform as to heat. The thermometer rises to about So the most of the day, and the nights are cool. Wrote to my brother James. 4. Worked in the garden. Read Universal History. Attended the funeral of Mrs. Jennings,2 aged eighty-seven, and the oldest person in the society. A very fine year for gardens. Gov. Hull,5 with an army, has entered Upper Canada in a hostile manner. I did not expect they would go such lengths. 5. Read. Afternoon rode to Hartford. Mr. Wolcott is summoned to attend the district court at New York as a witness. Worked in the garden. 6. Worked on my pecuniary accounts. My expenses for a year past have not been so great as in two preceding years.4 On the...show more

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  • Paperback | 516 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 912g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236597974
  • 9781236597977