Thursday, January 24, 2013

1863 January 12 [Clarke County, Va.?]

[from the diary of Matthella Page Harrison as transcribed at a later date]

Monday, January 12th - A bright but cold day.  We went to Clay Hill to spend the day.  Carried the children.  I love to go there, they are so kind and affectionate, it recalls the past, too, the voices I used to love, the forms that cheered.  Dr. H has gone to Mrs. Sowers.  Medicine practiced as he does is a glorious profession.  so many kindly feelings called, he seems to look upon it not as a mere matter of filthy lucre, but goes often without hope of gain, merely with the hope of some alleviation of poor human nature.  I ought to thank God for blessing me with one so good and true.  I know I am not worthy and do not make him as happy as I ought.  No news of any sort today.  How I wish Dr. H would come.  God protect him on his long wearisome way.

MSS 9759

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