Monday, February 4, 2013

1863 January 31 "Hopedale," Albemarle County, Va.

[from the diary of Mary S. Boyden, daughter of the Rev. Ebenezer Boyden, Rector of Walker's Church (later Christ Episcopal), Cismont, Va.]

Saturday, Jan 31st  Raleigh left us for good this
morning. God only knows where his lot may
be cast in future! but I can never cease to pray
for him - I have tried to fulfill my duty to him
while here - &, though weakly & poorly done, I
trust in God I may have been of some service to him
"The Judge of all the Earth will do right," &
I leave him in His Almighty hands - Lord
remember him & watch over him for good for
His savior's sake! I shall never love another boy as I love him

MSS 4288

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