Bill came in just before day and informed me his Uncle Hill is very ill. Ju sitting up with him. Had the 2nd congestion chill. Request I go up after an early breakfast to see him. I have the highest respect for him. Believe him to be a Christian. He is better this evening, hope he will not have another chill. – – Hardie and Bake went to Oak Spring to assist in decorating the house for their “Picnic”.1 They met with a good many young persons there and spent the day pleasantly. I am sorry Bake and Pigeo, as well as Zac, have a desire to go, as it will be a dancing party and I think Christians should not participate in such pleasures, but possess more self-denial and decision of character. I do not approve of it, though under some circumstances I have tolerated it. My heart aches when I see so much indifference manifested to the things of God and eternity.
- Oak Spring, near the Pamunkey south of Chericoke is the home of Dr. William P. Braxton, wife Virginia, and a son and two daughters. (back)