Wednesday, December 5, 2012

1862 December 5 New Bern, N.C.

[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Co. F., 25th Massachusetts]
Dec 5

I wrote a letter home and read some and
this afternoon have been doing the same.  this
evening I played a game of chess with Bill
Partridge and got beaten.  Had baked beef for
breakfast and soup for dinner.  Made out orderly
Farwells descriptive list.  How little I am doing
for god now and when I think of it, I feel like
casting myself in the dust as unworthy of His
mercy, but I know that His mercy is infinite
and in Jesus blood I hope for pardon.  O, Lord
strengthen me to do thy will better and increase
my faith.

MSS 11293

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