I have an ancestor's mustering-out papers from the war as well as a couple of tintypes of him in uniform, and a diary he kept, post-war. Pretty cool, overall.
ſhewing how mercifull God had beene to her in ſpairing her life giving her time of repentance, the firſt ſtep wherof muſt be her confeſſion & contrition whereupon ſhe confeſſed that ſhe had done much miſchife & that ſhe had compacted withe the Devill that he uſually ſucked her and appeared unto her in the ſhape of a ſquirell
I wonder of the clarity of the handwriting has anything to do with it's trancription and wide use as a source?
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