Columbus T., age 32, North Carolina


Went to Sunday School at Edenton St. Methodist Church. Some of the blind carry a piece for the Children. Mr. Best former Secretary of this State has a base voice equal it would seem to about half dozen ordinary voices. He appears to be about 6 ft. 6 in. high and said to be the smallest of 5 brothers. His daughter seems to be 6 ft.

Went to the Presbyterian Chruch for the first time this session. Heard Mr. Whaley of Va. from the words “What hast thou done — behold the voice of thy brothers blood cry unto me from the ground.” A sensib[l]e practicable sermon in which he depicted the different kinds of murderer. A good preacher, but seems to crack his voice rather much.

Went to Baptist Sunday School Singing and Prayer Meeting. A number of new converts spoke asking prayer in behalf of comrades &c. Prayer offered in behalf of Mr. Armstrong [In left margin] who is one of their earnest members, and is very sick. Have remembrance.

*(Worthy of Record: The Civil War and Reconstruction Diaries of Columbus Lafayette Turner, Ed. Kenrick N. Simpson, courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina.)