Friday, July 21, 1865.
quite warm all day Nell came up in the afternoon she staid Part of the evening she ran off soon after vincent came he paid a Pleasent visit as usal
very warm i have bin in the Street all the morning shoping for Mrs. Powel in the evening i went down home and to Nells
Very Pleasent this morning i went to Church no Preaching in the afternoon we had a Powerfull sermon Dr. Cherman
“Dr. Cherman” may have been Dr. W.D.W. Schureman, an African Methodist Episcopal Minister actively preaching around Philadelphia in the summer of 1865 in an effort to raise funds to build a church in Baltimore. The History of the African Methodist Episcopal Church noted that “W.D.W. was a remarkable pulpiteer. In fact, he was in a class by himself.” The Reverend Schureman acted as an auditor and chairperson for various committees for the African Methodist Episcopal Church in the 1860s, including the chairman of its committee on New Orleans, an auditor for the Missionary Society, and, in 1860, a member of the Executive Committee representing Philadelphia. In 1864, Schureman attended the Thirteenth General Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, gathered in Philadelphia, as a member of the Philadelphia delegation and was named to the finance committee. Charles Spencer Smith and Daniel Alexander Payne, A history of the African Methodist Episcopal Church; being a volume supplemental to a History of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Philadelphia: Johnson Reprint., 1968, 86, 459-461, 465.