Columbus T., age 32, North Carolina


Only two members at breakfast table. Mr Dickey and myself. Went down town to get the morning papers. Found ¬†Joe Turner as ready as ever to talk about rings and impeachment. The Legislature has adjourned and now he appeals to the people. Violent card in paper from Dr. Grissom against Senator Ransom or Tyrrel — the result of certain investigations into the expenditures of Insane Asylum and some stricture on Dr. G. Ransom and myself made first investigation. Dr. G. wrote me a week ago, to know how errors occurred. I did not write him, but wrote to day and think of not sending yet, as errors were perhaps made by others. Mr Dickey as he did last night so again to day, wished me to repeatedly sing Over there and Dont reject Him or Come to Jesus so that he might learn. In my room pretty much all day. [In left margin] Dickey gone to call on Mrs Gov. Swain. He will leave to night. [Crosshatched] Walked to depot with Dickey. Went to Concert at Peace Institute at night.

*(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.)