SOLO Journal of Rev. Francis Asbury, Vol. III - mtf

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northstar95
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Post by northstar95 » August 6th, 2020, 7:46 am

Journal of Rev. Francis Asbury, Vol. III by Francis Asbury (1745 - 1816).


As one of the first two bishops of the Methodist church in America and one of the most well-known circuit riders during the spread of Methodism, Francis Asbury kept a journal of his travels and activities. His journal begins with his prayerful decision to come to America in 1771 and continues to December of 1815, a few months before his death. In the meantime, we travel with Rev. Asbury across the ocean, over mountains, through rivers, and up and down the whole length of the fledgling United States of America. ( Devorah Allen)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/journalofrevfran03asbu/
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Post by silverquill » August 6th, 2020, 10:09 am

This is a huge undertaking, but if you are committed to the solo, I'd be glad to join you as DPL if you don't have someone else in mind.
~ Larry

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Post by northstar95 » August 6th, 2020, 4:09 pm

silverquill wrote:
August 6th, 2020, 10:09 am
This is a huge undertaking, but if you are committed to the solo, I'd be glad to join you as DPL if you don't have someone else in mind.
Thanks!, but I believe mightyfelix will be DPL and MC.

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Post by silverquill » August 6th, 2020, 8:29 pm

northstar95 wrote:
August 6th, 2020, 4:09 pm
silverquill wrote:
August 6th, 2020, 10:09 am
This is a huge undertaking, but if you are committed to the solo, I'd be glad to join you as DPL if you don't have someone else in mind.
Thanks!, but I believe mightyfelix will be DPL and MC.
Well, you can't do better than that! :D

All the best.
~ Larry

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Post by mightyfelix » August 7th, 2020, 4:44 pm

Thanks, Larry, but yes, I've been following Rev. Asbury since volume 1 of his journal, and I plan to continue on with him! :mrgreen:

Brian, I'll get this set up for you shortly.

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Post by mightyfelix » August 7th, 2020, 5:11 pm

Ok, all set. I'll let you fill in your MW, then I'll take us to Going Solo.

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Post by northstar95 » August 8th, 2020, 12:30 pm

Ready to go! I have the MW all like I want it.

There are a few issues with the text and I don't know if anything can be done?

Pages 8 and 9 are coming up completely blank.

Page 258 is missing and page 259 did not scan well and is illegible.
There are also here and there a number of black smudges that blot out some words.

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Post by mightyfelix » August 8th, 2020, 12:58 pm

northstar95 wrote:
August 8th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Ready to go! I have the MW all like I want it.

There are a few issues with the text and I don't know if anything can be done?

Pages 8 and 9 are coming up completely blank.

Page 258 is missing and page 259 did not scan well and is illegible.
There are also here and there a number of black smudges that blot out some words.
Luckily, there are many versions of this text available. Try this one: https://archive.org/details/journalofrevfran03asbu/ It's the same edition, so the page numbers are all the same. No need to re-work them. It seems to be a cleaner scan, though, and it's from the same contributor we got the first two volumes from.

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Post by northstar95 » August 8th, 2020, 3:26 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
August 8th, 2020, 12:58 pm
northstar95 wrote:
August 8th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Ready to go! I have the MW all like I want it.

There are a few issues with the text and I don't know if anything can be done?

Pages 8 and 9 are coming up completely blank.

Page 258 is missing and page 259 did not scan well and is illegible.
There are also here and there a number of black smudges that blot out some words.
Luckily, there are many versions of this text available. Try this one: https://archive.org/details/journalofrevfran03asbu/ It's the same edition, so the page numbers are all the same. No need to re-work them. It seems to be a cleaner scan, though, and it's from the same contributor we got the first two volumes from.
:thumbs: Excellent, thanks! Looking forward to diving in.

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Post by mightyfelix » August 8th, 2020, 4:44 pm

Off to Going Solo! :D

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Post by northstar95 » August 15th, 2020, 3:18 pm

Well, I had the first section all recorded, but listening back to it, I hear a high-pitched beeping noise in the background every few seconds. I'm positive I'm not doing anything differently. The only thing I can think of is I must have run some Windows 10 updates that changed some microphone settings somewhere. I didn't see anything related to this in the help forum and a bit of googling hasn't yet given an answer. But what I recorded is surely not usable.

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Post by mightyfelix » August 15th, 2020, 3:27 pm

Oh no! :( That's so frustrating. And there's nothing you can hear in the physical space around you, I'm assuming? (That would be too easy!) So it has to be some sort of interference? :hmm:

If I were you, I would upload a portion of that recording to the non-projects folder and post it in the Need Help forum. There are some very tech-savvy folks who hang out over there that could probably help you troubleshoot.

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Post by northstar95 » August 19th, 2020, 8:35 am

I cleaned up this first section best I could (using Notch Filter in Audacity) and it is uploaded for PL.

Still not sure what's causing my interference. Considering recording just from the built in mic on this laptop; or if not that I can just continue to clean up like I did this time.

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Post by mightyfelix » August 21st, 2020, 11:39 am

PL ok, good work! I'm glad you found a method that works. The sound quality is fine as far as I can tell, so this appears to be working for you, even if it is a bit more time-consuming on your end.

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Post by northstar95 » August 23rd, 2020, 12:33 pm

Section 2 is uploaded for PL and I'm hoping it will be ok.

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