Charles Collins, Diary entry for 15 November 1857

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Charles Collins, Diary entry for 15 November 1857. Charles Collins, “The Diary of Charles Collins”, Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.
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Charles Collins
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Wes McCoy
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Nov 15/57

We have lately had in College an interesting revival of religion in which I think twenty two have made a profession of religion. It occurred in consequence of Gods blessing on special prayer meetings held during the last two weeks of Oct. Among the converts was my son Charles who I think was truly converted on the night of the 26th (?) of Oct. Though a child, just entered upon his eleventh year, I trust the Savior has called him & made him a child of his. On Sunday the 1st inst with eighteen others, he was publicly received into the Church as a probationer. May God preserve the lad & enable me to bring him up for his service. Oh that he may be a good & useful man. I put these dates on records because if faithful to his profession they will no doubt be interesting for him in after years. God grant that the older children also may be speedily converted & gathered unto his Church that they may grow up therein & thus ripen for heaven.
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