Thursday, November 15, 2012

1862 November 16 Fauquier County, Va.

[from the diary of Anne Madison Willis Ambler]

 Sunday November 16, 1862

Felt inclined to enjoy my Sabbath was
in a comfortable frame of mind went
to my room & was so interrupted by the
children that I was completely upset=thought
it best however as some one had to keep them.
to go to work in a cheerful spirit & submit
The day passed quickly away & after they all
retired I had more than two hours of
quiet reading in my room all to myself.-
I feel that it is good for me to be alone-
When another is present, I can not give vent
to my feelings, in short prayers whilst reading
my bible, & I feel that this is good for me=
O that I loved God more, loved prayer-
loved holy things, hated sin: Oh my God
give me thy Holy Spirit & enable me to
draw nearer to Thee each day, that I live
so that, at last, I may awake with thy

[as transcribed in 1972 by her granddaughter Anne Madison Wright Baylor]

MSS 15640

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