Monday, September 26, 2011

Thursday Sept. 26

This day has been set apart as a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer by the President that we may repent of our sins and seek God's blessing upon our distracted country.  At eleven o-clock those of us who could go went to the meeting house . . . .

Jesus "he knows our sins, our perplexities . . .  . . . . God help us, he is our only refuge.  Just as meeting closed it began to rain and rained all the afternoon.

Peggy's comments:
Julia Cutler was conscientious about writing daily.  I've been struck by how she seems to have been writing as if she expected others to read her journal.  And in fact, her journals were preserved by her niece (little Sarah Cutler, William and Lizzie's daughter), and later by Mary Frances Dawes Beach, Rufus Dawes' daughter.  What is interesting about today's entry is that someone (Julia?  Sarah?  Mary Frances?) did not want people to read all that was written.  Much of the entry has been crossed out and a piece of paper was glued over the top of the entry on the bottom of one page and the top of the next.  It is impossible to read!

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