undertaking to speak at Shiloh
Baptist Church [colored] this afternoon; but it came to me as something which I ought to do, and so I gave the promise, and, with some studying, wrote the sermon.
The result fully justified the effort.
I spoke to a large and very attentive congregation, in which a number of white outsiders were mingled in with the people of the church.... Mrs. Jeter
sang my ‘Battle Hymn
,’ the congregation joining in the ‘Glory Hallelujah.’
I then read my screed, which was heard with profound attention, one and another crying out at intervals, ‘Amen!’
and ‘Glory be to God!’ ... I was very thankful for the good issue of what had seemed an almost wild undertaking at eighty-seven years of age.”
. Have prayed and worked over the poem for Michael
's memorial services — think that I have made it as good as I can, but not good enough.
Alas! I am too old.”
She went up to Boston
for this meeting in Tremont Temple, which was a most impressive one, Greeks and Americans
uniting to do honor to a good man.
. ... I read my verse, my voice serving me very well.
helped me both to rise and to return to my seat.
He made a most touching allusion to my dearest dear Julia
's devotion to the blind, and said where a man was engaged in a noble work there usually rose up a noble woman to help him.”
. Had a sudden blessed thought this morning, viz.: that the “Tabernacle eternal in the heavens” is the eternity of truth and right.
I naturally ”