Diary [underlined] 1854 [underlined]
Wednesday 22 nd [superscript] The weather this morning was cloudy and raw,
but this afteroon clear and pleasantly warm, there is not much
stirring of preculiar interest in our City, money matters still
continue the same, very little in circulation, which joined to the
high prices of every article of food, makes it hard on those who
have but little income from their labor, the prospects are surely
discouraging. but still we should never dispair of the Divine
Providence, who will ever be mindfull of those who trust in Him.
Thursday 23 rd [superscript] The weather has been cloudy, and quite warm to day
for the time of the year; business exceeding dull, the news from
Europe shows that the War is assuming a fearful aspect,
and will be attended with terrible bloodshed. What the end
will be no one can divine; it is harmfull to hear of such
sacrifice of life, and such suffering, to satisfy the Whims
and caprice of those in Power.
Friday 24 th [superscript] Cloudy and rainy nearly all day, very little doing
and very little to note, in our City. to night I went to prayer
meeting at Bro Hallenbechs. When though but few were present
on account of the rain, we had still a good little meeting.
Saturday 25 th [superscript] Another Cloudy and rainy day, the air is much
colder this evening and there has been a good deal of snow through
the day. Though it has mostly melted as soon as it fell, business
been dull for Saturday, and I hear of nothing of interest to note.
almost every one complains of the hard times, scarcity of money, and
the high prices of provisions. but the Lord will be good to us all, if we
will only trust in Him, I feel glad to enjoy another Sabbath sent.
Sunday 25 th [superscript] Cloudy and cold, and the ground covered with a light snow. at
9. I met my Class and had a good meeting, at 11 I heard D r [superscript] Seyer of Balti
more (who is here on a visit to his Son's) preach amost excellant sermon on
the Christians inheritance. in the afternoon I met a few New Church friends
at Father [illegible] where from the slim attendance we concluded to discontinue
our meetings for the Winter. at night I heard the D r [superscript and underlined] again on seeking religion
after the sermon one young Woman came forward to the alter as a mourner. &
happened to be much comforted. I have enjoyed a pleasant Sabbath.