The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 17, July 1913 - April, 1914 Page: 50
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witnesses present besides the family-my second marriage service
Monday, June 11th. Prepared to set off for Galveston, where
I arrived Tuesday, 12th, at 11 a. m. Made some visits; heard a.
lecture on "Light" by Dr. L.; slept at the Navy Yard; ate no
Wednesday, June 18th. Missed my dinner. Kindly invited to
stay with Mr. G. Borden (who proved a true friend during all
my stay in Texas2) ; a good drink of ice water on the Cuba.
Friday, June 15th. Spent the afternoon in opening and dis-
tributing a box of Bibles and Testaments, one hundred of each
in the box; a donation from the A. B. Society. May the Holy
Spirit, whose sword the word is, guide in its distribution. May
He incline many to inquire at the Word of the Lord and prepare
many hearts to receive and understand it, and "make it indeed
the power of God unto their salvation." And may the people of
Texas find the Word of God a shield and a defense, and in His
name may they set up their banners. For "blessed is the peo-
ple," and only they "whose God is the Lord."
Sabbath, June 17th. Preached in the Navy Yard; a rather
different sermon from so good a text-"Now is Christ risen";
small congregation; weather getting warm. Afternoon services
interrupted by the arrival of Genel M. Hunt, Sec. of the Navy,
and the firing of a salute. How prone are men to pay honors to
one another! How reluctant to honor the Son of Man!
Monday, June 18th. Had a, long conversation today with a
professed Deist; said he believed in one God, that he loved and
worshiped him, that he admired the Bible for its morality, etc.
He admitted that he did not wish his children brought up in the
principles of Deism. I fear he is trying to believe a lie.
Tuesday, June 19th. Had a long talk with an eccentric man,
who thinks he has made some singular discoveries in relation to
the plan of salvation, faith, etc. I rather suspect him of egotism,
inclined to Campbellism. He seems to like to. hear himself talk. A
Deist one day, a Campbellite the next: what various experiences!
Wednesday, June 20th. Wrote letter to Rev. W. L. Brecken-
ridge, to Baily of New Orleans, McMullen of Ala. Received let-
ters from McMullen and Holman of Alabama. (Postage was then
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