Moncure Daniel Conway, Diary, 1851-1853, MC 1999.6, Moncure Daniel Conway Family Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, p. 96-97.
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23. Went to the Association Mr. Bolton (Ep.) a grandson of William Jays preached a good sermon (Quench not the Spt.) They think of giving him a call at Zims: hope he'll hear it, though it is rare that Preachers are called from a high salary to a low one. Preached a Funeral Sermon over a child 4 y. old. It is a hard task for me to attend to such things. I almost break down in the middle of our service. If I hear a suppressed sob; I can't hold mine. I must accustom myself more to those things. As yet I have never seen one die & have never but in one or two awful unforgotten times seen one dead. I could not bear the sight.
- Held a Prayer mt'g for the young converts at br. Duvall's. Few there - but we were blessed.