in my Great Grandmother Gilly's handwriting, I have used exact spellings as best I could make out. deb"Rev. Sharrah had visited her in her home for many years and his scripture reading was from Acts-9-36 verse on which reads on the following page his Idea was that she worked with her hands and there was a of Jappa a certain deciple named Tabitha which by interpretation is called Dorcas this woman this woman was filled with good workds and also deeds which she did and it came to pass in these days that she was sick and died whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber and for as much of Leydda was nigh to Jappa and the deciples had heard that Peter was there they sent into him two men. Desireing him that he would not delay comeing to them, then Peter arose and went with them when he had come they brought him to the upper chamber and all the widows stood by him weeping and showing the coats and garments which Dorcas had made while she was with them But Peter put them aside and kneeled down and prayed and tuned him to the body said Tabitha arise and she opened her eyes and when she saw Peter she sit up and he gave her his hand and lifted her up and when he had called the saints and widows he her alive and it was known throughout Jappa and many believed in the Lord."
Sunday, July 29, 2012
from Mildred Evie Maxwell's Memorial Book, the Minerva Brown collection