Felt some better this morning. Took
a powder for physic but as it did not
operate I took a dose of oil tonight. Phineas went
on picket. I fixed a tick this afternoon, as Phineas
wanted one to make a bed of, I afterwards went out
into the woods and there kneeling down prayed.
I had quite an argument with Pollard this after-
noon. He denied the truth of the Bible, though he
confessed that he had never read it much, and
asserted that it contradicted itself, which I defied
him to prove or bring an
unable to do. May God enlighten his mind and open
his heart, a report
in which we our forces were victorious. God grant
that it may be true.