Columbus T., age 32, North Carolina


Up at 6 to eat an early breakfast which sister J had ready, a good meal prepared by herself. She acts independent of her servant, who if not on hand when she wants something done, goes ahead. Reached Raleigh about 9 overcoat in hand too warm for use.

Called on the Auditor. Expected to have seen Dr. Prichard. He invited me early in the session to call on him for the purpose of talking over differences and hindrances in religious matters, but I have had so many talks with different people that I have gotten to think it is useless, so far as being a satisfied Baptist, Methodist or Episcopalian is concerned, or really it seems any other. There are some things among all I like and some I dislike but piety wherever found I admire. Dr. Burrows of Richmond had written to him on the subject.

[In left margin] Dr. Mason Rector of Ep. Church here died of Pneumonia.

*(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.)