Called at Mrs Pullens to see Mrs. Dodd. Day was too pretty to find her at home. Bright and rather warm for Feb.
Visited institution of Deaf Dumb & Blind. Saw Mrs. Ayer one of the teachers, and on my return met Mr Gay and Mr Costner, two blind men who sing well, and after expressing a desire to hear them and the other blind sing, was cordially invited to come at 8 P.M. and they would sing until 9 o’clock. I went and had the class of blind singers to myself. They were very kind and seemed to think a great deal of me pressing me to come again. Names as follows — Misses Brumley, Shank, T.C. Dettmering, Lilly McCarson, Annie E. Huneycutt, Mary Royall, Master Jackson Massey, and Messrs. Gay J.W., J.M. Costner & J.N. Royall. A.M. Page was not in.
*(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.)