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“ [349] 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.”

October 23. 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.

October 24. ... I read my verse, my voice serving me very well. Bishop Lawrence 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.”

October 26. Had a sudden blessed thought this morning, viz.: that the “Tabernacle eternal in the heavens” is the eternity of truth and right. I naturally ”

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