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[[underline]]May[[/underline]] [[underline]]1866[[/underline]] near a salt spring. It was taken by the gentleman who handed it to Father with his own hands from beneath the elephant. 26th Mary Felton left us this morning we were very sorry to have her go. 27th Sermon on the future state of rewards & punishments. Dr. Gurley has gone to attend a meeting of the General Assembly. 28th Father & self went to call on Dr. & Mrs. Hodge who are with Gen. Hunter. They were at tea when we entered. I had the pleasure of being entertained by Gen. & Mrs. Hunter their nieces & Mrs. Hodge while Dr. Hodge & Father discussed the Gen. Assembly and the question of the union of the new & old [[scools?]] under consideration by that body. The Dr. was opposed to it as the radical party in the church now so powerfully opposed to any gentle measures in [[connexion?]] with the south will then have so great an ascendency. [[end page]] [[start page]] [[underline]]1866[[/underline]] the Dr. has opposed the actions of the assembly in regard to the state of the country during the war and is denounced by the radicals. Mr. & Mrs. Chanler passed the evening at home we did not get back in time to see them The reproof received by Mr. C. for advocating the President policy or rather for what was called his improper manner of speaking of those who did not has made him rather sore. 29th Went to an organ concert with Mr. Torrey in the new baptist church Mr. Baber spent the evening here I was sorry to miss him. June 1st Mrs. Bridge's neice came to play croquet. Mr. [[Lasleyne?]] was here with his Father. The latter is charming in conversation & the general expression of benevolence which characterizes his features but he is unfortunately very deaf. The young man is bright [[artless?]] & enthusiastic. Mr. Bridge came for his neice about [[end page]]
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