The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 66, July 1962 - April, 1963 Page: 531
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15 I Stopt bout Sundown at Mr Erving Nights
I Stoped in that Vicinity Some little time and Mrs. Willmuth
fisher dun Some Washing for Me
o20 I Stopted With Mr. Hix Talless
21 At Charles Henckes in Burleston Co.
2a I passed thrugh Lexington and Stopt one night with John Gun-
thry Burlison Co.
23 I Stopted with Alexander Cavender 12 M from lexington
24 I Stopted with a Mr. Meredith Spiller it was Very rany and
bad and bout to O Clock in the morning here was too or three came
in hoo was looking hoggs and Stopted Untill about Middle after
Noon Here I had a harty invitation to Stop Untill Sunday and
Preach to them as it was a New place and no Scoolhouse in that
Settlement Mr. Thomas Steavens Sed he would provide a room
as he had the Largest house in the hole neighbourhood So I Ex-
cepted the invitation Mr. Steavens was a Verry ruff Spoken Man
And Sed they needed preaching too for they was a dame'd rough
Sett in that Neighbourhood and all of the God damd preachers had
forcakin Us I think Sez he there Might be sumpthing dun in this
Neighbourhood if you preach rite So he went home and Sent One
of his boys all round through that Neighbourhood and Sirculated
the Nuze there Would be a lecture given at Mr. Steavens from A
reverend Mormon Eld right from Salt Lake Next Sabath at 2 O Clock
Now on Sunday I think I never Saw it rane Much harder Notwith-
standing the rane the hous was fild they gathered in from all parts
booth far and near I never had Yet Stood before a publick Con-
grigation to preach to them in my life here they was busy talking
bout traiding horses Swapping forms and Cattle Catching Deer &c
&c &c Smooking tabaco Ever Man was talking Verry Earnest
it Came bout time for Me to Doo a little talking I Cald the House
to Order One of Mr. Steavens houndoggs Came in the House
he told him to go Out doors the dogg dident understand He
repeeted it a gane and a gane finely he got Up & Swung His long
leg back with a hevy foot on the End of it and took the Dog rite
back of the fore legs and as it was a houn he Made a Bigg Noize
and fairly deafened all in the House He then took the Dog by the
Nap of the Neck and tale than Sent him Out Doors headlong for
More than a rod as it Was Clay ground and Still raining Verry
hard the Dog Sliped bout One rod and Yelped like all things He
got up and ran under the House and there Yeld like all things
O Shokin What a Noize for a bout 1o Minits After the Noize
Seased the Nuze Came in that the Dog was ded I however opened
the Meeting then Comenced preaching I thought however I must
make Some Comments about the dog to Start on this Set them a
laffing this however gave me a prity good Starte and I thought I
talked to them bout 1o Minits but was little more than 3/4 of an
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