I’ve been a little lax again in posting the journal entries, so once again I am doubling up. Enjoy.
September 23, l839
Employed the greater part of the day in study and writing to
friends. In the evening I lectured in
the Old Relief Chapel to about 300 of an attentive audience. The cause here is prospering very much. There are about 720 members. They manifest a great desire to become
acquainted with the subject. I was very
kindly used while in Kirriemuir.
September 24, l839
Left Kirriemuir for Forfar per Omnibus, about a quarter to
ll a.m. reached Forfar about 12, remained till half past 3 p.m. when I took the
Railway Coach for Auldbar where I landed about 4. It rained hard and then not being a coach
for Brechin till 6, I stretched me on a form in the Office and took a nap. When I awoke, I was very cold, and it still
continued to rain very heavily. It was
not a covered coach, but I had the benefit of an umbrella. It was about half eight when I reached
Brechin, but had no difficulty in finding out the Pres. of the Society. The meeting had been advertised. I accordingly went to the church, and
lectured about 2 hours, to a pretty good audience (considering the unfavourable
weather). The Soct (Society) is very
prosperous. There are about 700 members,
but there is much work also here, there being no less than 7 public houses and
The women here are extremely busy. Some of them come before the Public at the
weekly convivial meetings, and deliver addresses.
I was most kindly received here.
Typed by Betty Kay 11th May 1996, from Dan Marshall`s notes of the original journal.
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