July 10 
We went to China Grove today and heard an excellent sermon from our dear Pastor Mr. Fairley. It was addressed to Parents, and was particularly interesting to me, and I trust will do me good. The text was from Judges 13 & 12 – “How shall we model the child, and how shall we do unto him?” He spoke of the divine authority of the Parents – of its importance – self-will is the beginning of sin in the child & of sorrow to the Parent.
I saw poor Jane Murchison at Church. She is still in the most painful suspense as to the fate of her husband. He was wounded and taken prisoner the first of June & has not been heard from since.
Source: Jane Evans Elliot Diaries #5343, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/e/Elliot,Jane_Evans.html