Columbus T., age 32, North Carolina


Began a little cloudy but soon became a bright pleasant day. Dreamed I was in Paris. Had much talk with sister concerning “Mollie dear” and home matters. Heard a few pieces from her on the piano, vizt “Lone rock by the Sea” and “Pass under the Rod.” Good old pieces.

Walked with Dr. and Bertha to Mr Farrar’s store to weigh. Bertha weighed 39 lbs and Dr. W and I each weighed 156 — more than I have since 1865.

Met Mrs. Scott and Mrs. Pitman a lady 70 years old. Sewing machine man called with one of Wheelers and Wilsons. Price $90. Swapped with Julia allowing her $30 for her old machine a 2d handed one for which she paid $35.

The Dr. is fonder of talking on Scripture subjects than any thing else. Had our usual comparison of ideas on Lertinity [?], church differences &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.)