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Lacy describes his illness and the care he receives in Prof. Mitchell's home. He wants to come home to Raleigh, NC, as soon as possible and has read several books that have strengthened his faith as a Christian, though he fears that he has too often rejected Christ.
I am now dressed & sitting in a delightful arm chair which
rs Mitchell rCraigs r Mitchells stand on my feet any length of time much less walk
about. I got up just now because I was so very tired lying on my back, & I
found that I was able to dress myself & go into the
r's two whole days, not counting Sunday. This is the morning
for the Stage to pass through, & although I dont suppose 'twill be here for
four or five hours, yet the hour when the mail closes has already passed &
my letter couldn't go unless I get some one to take it for me. The Stage
Coaches have been coming in rather later than usual for the last two or three
days—I suppose on account of the great quantity of rain we've had. It has
been raining here very steadily for several days &2 at
times violently. The roof of the front porch is immediately under my window,
& the big drops from the eaves of the house keep up an incessant pit,
pat.—which at some times make me feel pleasant & I fall off to sleep
under the music they make—at others it makes me feel very melancholy
&c that's when I can't get to sleep. I receive just enough attention here
to make me want more.
M rs some more
Arrow root—generally just as I have fallen off
into a gentle dose. Now there are few things on top of the face of this earth
that I do not like better than Arrow root & gruel & farina &c, but
they are the only food the
r d dip in the jelly they make for me, & eat
them together in this way.
rs M. r yr rs
d & thus passed off an hour d have hung heavily on me
& bored me badly otherwise. I read though a good deal. I have got some
books in here that I've seen read at10
home & that circumstances make them more interesting to me. That good book
new study of Divinity—as soon as
I graduate. But I know these impressions (for they are feebler than any Ive
ever had before) will wear off with my sickness if it ever wears off r C. P. r Spencer r C. P. r Philips r Spencer
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A Pastor's Sketches, or Conversations with Anxious Inquirers
Respecting the Way of Salvation
The Power of
Christian Benevolence; Illustrated in the Life and
European Life and Manners
14. At this point,
The Religion of Geology and Its Connected
Sciences (Boston: n.p., 1824)
A Call to the Unconverted (1657; London: The
Religious Tract Society, n.d.) The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul (Philadelphia:
Thomas & William Bradford, )