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I should like to know if anything of importance to the world is set down in it. "33 At one point he railed against what he felt were the injustices of his position: "I am determined not to stay here any longer. I have great plans and ideas for the future, great ambitions. "34Ward was so intent on self-improvement and character building that he even recorded diary entries in French to practice the language and improve his command of it. The diary, even if it is not a reflective document, does reveal much about Ward's thinking about his own character.

I have great plans and ideas for the future, great ambitions. "34Ward was so intent on self-improvement and character building that he even recorded diary entries in French to practice the language and improve his command of it. The diary, even if it is not a reflective document, does reveal much about Ward's thinking about his own character. He was obsessively driven to measure his progress-in his work, in his education, and in his personal relationships-against the progress of others. It was a trait he was to keep for his entire life and it supported his belief that the struggle to succeed measured a man's independence.

Her family had a long history as pioneers in Bradford County, and her father currently worked as a craftsman and shoemaker in the town of Towanda. The courting began with letters and chance meetings in town but gradually escalated into a closer and more intimate relationship. Ward wrote the following entry in his diary in September 1860, a few months after he met Lizzie Vought: “We had considerable difficulty with the lamp which finally went out at the critical moment when it started to rain. Taking her by the hand I attempted to find the door but in the shadows we stumbled over a shoemaker’s bench, and embracing her I sat down with her on the bench, where we remained about an hour, embracing, caressing, hugging and kissing.

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