Columbus T., age 32, North Carolina


Sent off to various portions of the County of Iredell and some places in Alexander and Wilkes about fifty copies of Sentinel, News, Examiner and Herald, considering it better to do that than to throw them away.

Took a walk until room could be cleaned up. Numerous Grangers have been pouring into the city. Met P.C. Carlton. They meet to day in convention.

Took the train for Haywood, Chatham Co. at 4 P.M. They day has been cloudy & drizzly.

Had a long conversation concerning house matters — composed letter &c. Dr. Wyche’s talks with me on piety, religious disputations, the future state and meekness, brought us to 10:30 P.M. when after prayers by the Dr. and a little further conversation retired to my lonely couch to dream &c.

*(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.)