Moncure Daniel Conway Journal, January 1, 1852.

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    Moncure Daniel Conway, Diary, 1851-1853, MC 1999.6, Moncure Daniel Conway Family Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, p. 44.
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    January 1. Another year is past. I trust God will help me to be more faithful than I have been. It is a lovely day, after such a dull day yesterday: a real N.Y. gift! My heart is sunshining too. Went with Miss Cary Carrie Dallam &c. to the Capitol to be at the [one word illegible]. I was struck with how much vanity was at the President's House: & of the sage who said Go forth my son & see with how little wisdom the world is governed. Went with Miss D. to see Mrs. J.Q. Adams. She is a very handsome and interesting old lady. Saw Kossuth returned & dined on Turkey &c. at bro. Morgan's.

    Remained most of this week in Washington City. Was with 30 or 40 other preachers to see Kossuth. Heard him speak. Never was more delighted: he's the greatest of men. Was delighted to meet Sally Braxton in the capitol & Mrs. friends.

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