Columbus T., age 32, North Carolina


First sight was the cheerful face of Mr Dickey looking through the door to know “how is Bro. Turner this morning.” We have got up quite a fashion at this house of entitling each other Bro. especially upon the upper floor. Resolution in regard to night sessions adopted amended so as to require a meeting every night, as Senate resolution to adjourn sine die on the 16th Inst. had just been concurred in. By invitation I took tea at Mrs. Fentress’ with Capt Haynes of Haywood and Bryson of Jackson. Heard music on piano & guitar by Miss Blanche. Met Mr Gudger a lawyer from Haywood attending Supreme Court. Effie Fentress seems to be a sprightly little girl. Went to the meeting of House 8 P.M. Many bills passed and more layed on table. Horton and I walked to Yarboro and saw different friends.

*(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.)