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Roseltha Goble Diary, 1857-1858


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Friday May 1st It has been several days since I have written any in my journal, I had not had time neither have I felt like writing. Wednesday the 29 April a most fearful accident happened in the Mill. A man was instantly killed. Sawn into. He was taking a board away from the saw when it caught instantly drawing him on the saw and cutting his body quite into & throwing him in a fearfully mangled mass to the end of the mill. It was an awful thing, everyone said they never saw anything so horrible. Truly in the midst of life we are in death. He was in perfect health and strength in an instant launched into obscurity. What a solemn consideration without a moments warning, cut off in the first prime of manhood. How precarious is the {illegible} by which we hold our

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