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F. 16 By proclamation of Presdt. Davis this day will be observed through our Confederacy in Prayer & Supplications to Almighty God, for guidance & support in this our time of sore need, & for deliverance from our enemies. May our people go up this day into His presence with one accord, & bow themselves in humble submission, confessing their sins, national as well as individual, so that praying with all earnestness of heart, & placing their trust in Him alone, He may be pleased to hearken to our petitions, & turn away from us in His own good time, this bitter cup of His displeasure. We have been smitten sorely of late. God has given the rod into the hands of our enemies to smite us. We are cast down but not disheartened. He may be working in us the necessary spirit of Humility & dependence, before He will reach out His hand to save us. Oh, God! cast us not away from Thy presence, nor let our enemies get the advantage over us - Neverthe1ess, Thy will be done We know that Thou judgest right, & though Thou slay us, yet wil1 we trust in Thee.

  • Title

    Henry William Ravenel, 1814-1887: Private Journal 1862: Page 66

  • Date

    1862-05-16

  • Subject

    Aiken County (S.C.)--History

    South Carolina--Social conditions

    Ravenel family

    Fungi of Carolina

    Illustrated by Natural Specimens of the Species

    Botanists--South Carolina--History--19th century

    Berkeley County (S.C.)--History--19th century

    Botanists--South Carolina--History--19th century

    South Carolina--Social conditions

    United States--Description and travel

    Aiken County (S.C.)--History

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  • Contributing Institution

    University of South Carolina. South Caroliniana Library