Tuesday, November 27, 2012

1862 November 28 Fauquier County, Va.

[from the diary of Anne Madison Willis Ambler]

Friday, November 28, 1862

Pa, Bertie & I went to Town=We went
especially to get our teeth plugged--each of us
had only one & mine had to to[sic]  prized[?] first
& Berties was filled.  But Oh me, we had
again to encounter dirt--He worked in our
mouths with dirty hands-I was never
subjected to such an insult before;
  Called at Mr Keyeses.

It is late I am sleepy=this is the
first night I have written in my journal since
Monday- I have been writing to my own love
have written a long letter but cant send
it took it with me to day, Dont know when
I will have an opportunity...

O God give me more of the Holy Spirit
& make me a child of of[sic] God & an inheritor
of the Kingdom of heaven.  I sinned to day=
was angry & made short answers.  I hate
reproof.  Oh that I could learn to submit
to all things & profit by them instead
of being ever ready to defend myself
& so prone to evil passions--anger wrath
impatience-haughtiness & all sins which
degrade an already fallen natures

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

MSS 15406

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