Cousin Temple came and preached for us today. I was glad to have an opportunity to hear him. His manner in the pulpit is dignified and impressive, his sermon excellent in tone and sentiment; his style good. I think he will do good. He is said to be very popular. His letter from Major Emery notifying him of his appointment t the chaplaincy of the Maine 9" says his appointment was without a discenting voice. His commission is from Israel Washburn Jr., Governor of Maine. If his health is continued I have no doubt he will be useful and acceptable to his charge at Hilton Head. He will also have an opportunity to improve in a knowledge of men and things. George took him up this evening to town as he is expecting to leave early in the morning for New York, whence he will sail immediately for his post.
It began raining this afternoon. Our pleasant weather is over.
Temple Cutler was Julia's cousin.