Columbus T., age 32, North Carolina


Went to Tucker Hall to see how the new congregation of Episcopalians are getting on. Cabinet organ music good. Pastor a Mr. Rich of Md. Text “Get thee behind me Satan, for &c.” Day bright and very warm for this time [of] year. Sat out on pizza much of the time. Wrote three notes on postal card 1 for home 1 to R. and 1 to Willie. Took evening walk to P. Office.

Went to Christs Church at night service read by Bishop Lyman. Sermon by Mr. Rich. The Church is hung with the drapery of mo[u]rning for Dr. Mason descd. Funeral service put off to Tuesday morning at 11.

On return stopped in at Baptist Church and Mr Ivey was concluding long talk in behalf pf Wake Forest College. Then next Dr. P. lead a little boy and young lady down into the baptistery and immersed them.

*(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.)