Thursday, January 17, 2013

1863 January 1 New Bern, N.C.

[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Co. F., 25th Masssachusetts]

Jan 1, 1863
Did not sleep very well last night on
account of my cough, but have felt very
well to-day.  May I do better this year than I have
done the past year, and may I be enabled to
trust more fully in my Saviors love.  Frank
Adams and I had a good walk on the
parade ground, and talked over various
matters.  This afternoon I have been making out
new requisitions in place of the old ones for the
quartermaster, and have also read some in
a volume of sermons.  It is said that reinforce-
ments are coming in here.  There have been no
drills today for the regiment.  As I look at my
conduct during the past year, I hope by Gods
help to reform in many things, and one is
to speak evil of none, and try and have
charity for all, and I hope also to have more
of that faith in the Lord Jesus, which is said
to make wist unto salvation.  O God help me in
They way for Jesus sake and may I grown[sic] in grace
and truth.

MSS 11293

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