Felt a little better after sat up this A. M.; have got a prayer-book, great comfort in it; have been reading it all the morning. Seventieth Psalm, fourteenth day lesson. It is well they do not know how miserable I am. Have been taking comfort from this book all day; have been praying for forgiveness and help. I feel a little better to-day. God is very merciful. I shall never forget this day. I believe I shall be a better man if I live. I wonder if Agnes thought of me as she read the service this morning. Better all through the day.
SOURCE: Francis Winthrop Palfrey, Memoir of William Francis Bartlett, p. 125-6