Friday, July 5, 2013

Abstinence Tour of Robert Marshall (1819-1891) – Journal Entry of 14th October 1839

I left Aberdeen about 7 a.m. was conducted by my kind friend Mr. McDonald to the fly(?) boat for Kintore.  I was loudly cheered as I passed Printfield and Buxburn by old and young who came running to see me - I reached Kintore about half past l0, lodged in a Mrs. Watts who with her family were very kind to me - went to the Balie(?) - got the Town Hall from him to lecture in - tolled the Town Bell and got the Hall crammed with men and women.  The novelty of the thing had brought so many together, Cumming had praised the place much, but it hardly deserves it.  I could not start a Society, but I feel confident that another lecture will do it.  Five of six boys included signed the Pledge.  There was evidently a deep impression left - May God grant it may be productive of good.

Typed by Betty Kay 11th May 1996, from Dan Marshall`s notes of the original journal.  Permission to reprint granted by Morris Kay, 25 June, 2012.

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