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Roseltha Goble Diary, 1857-1858

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my sister's husband a letter. he has bought a small farm near Detroit and sends for Lissa. She will be disapointed. She has fancied and dreamed so much of a home in the "wild western Prairies." Herman thinks he ought to preach. He seems to feel deeply 'tis his duty & wo is him if he neglects so doing. I do not know. I would say nought against it for he seems to feel constrained to proclaim the gospel. he has good natural ability & some talent for extemporaneous speaking but not much education. His mind is uninstructed{?}. He has had no advantages. He must do as he thinks he ought. May God direct him

Saturday 4th Wrote a letter today to Cousin Jo just a week since I received hers 'tis a pleasure to write to our friends, but it would be a much greater one to see them oftener.

Sunday 5th It is lonesome when father is away I am anxious for him to come home I want to hear the news from Wolverton. It seems like hearing from home. Another Sabbath day has passed away Gone to return never again. I would I could better improve time precious time.

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