The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 39, July 1935 - April, 1936 Page: 44
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Saturday 28th House finished the bill for assessment & col-
lection of taxes. I tried to amend is so as to protect owners of
property not residing in counties where it is situated. My
amendment failed. (I made a miserable failure in stating it. I
do not know what was the matter with me. I know I under-
stood what I wanted to do--had clear convictions of my own
position--but could not make myself understood. I do not un-
derstand why it is that I feel so overwhelmingly embarrassed
when I try to speak in this body. I have spoken before men of
as much intelligence as any in the House, but I seem now as
little self-possessed as when I first attempted to speak before a
schoolboy debating society. I must-I will overcome this. Oh
God have mercy upon me & enlighten me as to my duty & give
me grace to perform it.) On the question between my substitute
(which was to re-enact the law of 19th August 1861 as far as
applicable) & the bill of the Ways & Means Com. my substitute
had 27 votes. I voted against the bill on final passage-it only
passed by 9 votes majority. Slept after dinner for the first time
in a good while.
Sunday 29th Up till 1 last night & feel badly this morning.
Heard Dr. Doggett at 11 from "None of these things move me"210
-topic "Christian Stability." He preached a fine sermon. He
is a profound theologian. After church finished two long letters
to Eliza & Anna & sent them by Lieut. H. H. Ford.211 In E's
inclosed a note to Sammy & in A's one to Bessie. Wrote also to
Gen. Broocks and to Dr. Ford. Wrote Gen. B. as to candidacy
etc. At night heard Rev. Dr. Selwin preach a most eloquent &
feeling sermon from "Who is the Almighty, that we should wor-
ship him"-Job 20.212 A collection was taken up for distribut-
ing tracts in the army.213 Quite cold & windy tonight. Feel
"10"None of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto
myself so that I might finish my course with joy, which I have received
of the Lord Jesus." (Acts 20, 24.)
2Lieutenant H. H. Ford-Unknown. Cannot be identified with the
Fords of San Augustine or Jasper.
m'2Text from Job 21-"Who is the Almighty that we should serve Him?
And what profit should we have if we pray unto Him?"
eDistributing tracts recalls to one's mind Y. M. C. A. work during
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