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The diary of Lydia Gay Ingallas (1832-1840), wife of Mr. Daniel Ingallas of Boston, is one of sorrow. She was born in Massachusetts on July 25, 1765 and was extremely devout.

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[Front Cover]

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[Pencil front cover: Lydia Gay Ingalls Diary 1832-1846 Congregationalist?]

The Cherokee Chiefs are to make some statements on Mrs H. Homes's Bowdain Place, on tuesday afternoon at h past 3 o clock.

You & any ladies disposed to contribute for the relief of their nation, are invited to attend. March 5th. 1832.

Mrs. Daniel Ingalls Elliot St

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3 mon more comfor^ta^ble in my health. praise the lord for [Page ripped at top right corner – text lost] -ness to me, for in thee, O lord, do I hope thou will hea[...] my god, for I will declare mine iniquity: I will be sorry[...] this [...] 11 month have now elapsed since Lydia’s death my affliction: ^is the same^ and it is as fresh as it was at first. for my Dear children will it always be so. the very thought of remembering them less ^is imposible^ god has been inexpressibly good to me, In this Mercy he has raised my dear christian friends that are very dear to me christian friends are very dear to me I am oblig

March the 4. It is the Sabbath; I am abliged to Stay at home my health is not good. a nuff ^enough^ to go. what multitudes of persons in health forsake the worship jehovah in his holy temple

Your Bleeding wounds he bears. Received on calvary they pour effectual prayers. they strongly speak for me. forgive him, o forgive. they cry nor let that ransom’d sinner die

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[...]ternoon the Sacrament of the lord Supper administered [...]am not permitted to go for my health remains feeble O, I long, I pant, I faint with desire to be singin,

Worthy is the lamb to be extolling the riches of sovereing Grace—to be casting the crown at the feet of christ And although I am unworthy to have all those feeling of devotion. yet I offer to thee the whole affection of my heart

the body of our lord jesus christ Which was given for the. preserve thy body and Soul unto everlasting life take and eat this in remembrance that christ died for the, and feed on him in heart by faith with thanksgiving. the blood of our lord jesus christ. which Was shed for thee, preserve they body and Soul unto everlasting life. drink this in remembrance that christs blood was shed for thee and be thankfull, I dream of my beloved Son last night

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5 Monday mrning. a stormy and warm rain I am greatfull for the sleep of the night past and so well this moring

O how sick was my Dear child 11 month this day. Early in the moring I sent for the Doc he came and was surprise to find her so sick. he observe that she should not live twenty four hours I was alarmed at her danger. She thought that she should die. but I hope that the mean for her recovery would be blesed. and we never thought that her day was at Eend

and must this body die this mortal frame decay and must thise active limbs of mine Lie mouldering in the clay

I never felt reconciled to my dear Son death as I should, I thought that if God has spared him I should be happy, I tried to believe that his bounds ware set and his days numbered, my heart was bowed down to the dust and I go mourning down to my greave

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