The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 17, July 1913 - April, 1914 Page: 48
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tators. At the close, a young man, a Mr. M., from Boston, liv-
Ing twenty miles in the country introduced himself; had not heard
a sermon until last evening, since he came to the country last
summer, an Episcopalian.
Sabbath, May 20th. Attended Sabbath School, which had been
organized the previous Sabbath, the 13th of May, 1838,-probably
the first Sabbath School ever organized in Texas. It was "a. day of
small things." The school was commenced with twenty-six pupils,
with few books, very miscellaneous, and a few teachers extempor-
ized. (Nineteen years afterward there were six schools some of
On this second Sabbath a few new scholars, few teachers. At
10 a. m., preaching by Chaplain Fowler on the resurrection of
Christ; a glorious theme and well managed. If Christ be not
raised our faith is vain, we are yet in our sins, for then there is
no satisfaction for our sins on which we can rely. But one serv-
ice today, more rain today and tonight than I have seen in Texas.
S. S. Barnett accosted me, a tergo, in the street yesterday; an
old friend and fellow student in Centre College. Spent but lit-
tle time with him, as he was hurrying home to Kentucky. Was
informed, later in the evening, of the sickness of a Mr. Brent, of
Virginia; promised to call upon him in the morning.
Monday, May 21st. Called to see Mr. B., about 12 m.; found
only the lifeless body. He had died during the night. Seemed
much emaciated. Don't know what were his principles or habits.
I went to see a sick man, hoping to do something for his soul.
his spirit had fled, the clay only was left. He died in a poor
dirty hospital in Texas. He was of the Lees of Virginia. "God
is no respecter of persons."
Thursday, May 24th. The first [second] Congress of the Re-
public adjourned today, at 1 p. m., after an address by President
Houston. Hall crowded. A good address; spoke severely of the
treatment of the Indians, the severity of truth. Received for ser-
vices as Chaplain $180.00 promissory notes.
Friday, May 25th. Members of Congress scattering, among
them my fellow boarders, General Burleson, Anson Jones and
Peformed funeral service at the interment of one Rogers, a
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