[Manchester—Tuesday, 3 October 1876]

Tuesday. Passed the morning in the woods. Walked over to Mrs. J.H. Towne’s in the afternoon to see what she would do for the Evening school for boys. She was slow to give, even when I promised to give half of the whole amount, provided she would give the other half. I felt the blood in my cheeks, for she had first prompted me to move in the matter by saying she would give the rent of her house on the road if a pastor could be found to watch over the boys. I blushed for her and suffered for myself.


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