Diary of James Garfield

Source citation
Brown, Harry James and Frederick D. Williams, eds. The Diary of James A. Garfield. Vol. 1. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1967, p. 290.
Author (from)
James Garfield
Date Certainty
Patrick Sheahan
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TUESDAY, 6. Succeeded fairly on the character of Moses, though not at all up to the ideal I have formed of his character. Classes doing well today. Making some arrangements for the closing exercises Oct. 30. My Literature class is doing finely – they are learning to think and I can see a manifest tendency toward metaphysics, which always denotes a good degree of cultivation. I forgot to mention that a colored man was here last evening on his way to freedom. I was suspicious at first that he was not a genuine fugitive from Slavery but when I became convinced that he was, Bro. Everest and I each gave him a mite and sent him on. I told him in parting to trust God and his muscle. His name is Williams and he is from near Midway, Ky.
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