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Sept 1860 New York

that I found difficulty in following him even with the book before me.
His sermon I could not hear intelligibly. The music is said to be good - but not so in my judgement. To my ear it was inharmonious & altogether unsuited for sacred worship.
4.30 PM I have just returned from the evening service at the "Mutes" church in 18th St. near corner of 5th Avenue. The services were conducted by Revd Mr Gallaudet in the sign language - a clerk near him making the responses also in the same. It was not a large congregation but a most impressive & solemn service. Mr G's mother was a mute - his father was connected with a mute institution & he has married a mute. It is said to be the only church of the kind in the world. It is a wonderful thing & intensely interesting to see these poor unfortunates, by these human institutions brought into communion with their maker through the instrumentality of those holy scriptures, which otherwise

  • Title

    Henry William Ravenel, 1814-1887: Private Journal 1859-1860:Page 157

  • Date

    1860-09-16

  • 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