Delia Locke


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Jan. 25. done this as long as needful,I sat down on a rock, and coolly atesome lunch which we had broughtalong with us, while Dr. put thehorse into the gig. And after aboutan hour's delay, we proceeded on ourway, among the mountains, andover the creeks, passing Mule townwhich is situated on Mule Creek.and reached Ione City late inthe afternoon. Here we stopped andpurchased some strawberry plants ofthe "British Queen" variety. Then rodeon, passed Jackson valley at sunset,and reached the Mokalumne about7 1/2 o'clock. In crossing the river,we found it so much swollenby the recent rain, that the watercame into the gig and wet myfeet so badly, that we thoughtbest to stop at Mr. Athearn's, &get some dry shoes and stockings.We accordingly did so, and alsotook tea there. In coming out ofthe yard, we ran over the end ofa log which we could not see becauseit was dark, and tipped theDr. out, but did not injure eitherJan. 25. of us, for the horse stopped immediately,and the gig righted. Withthankful hearts to our kind Preserverwe rode on and soon reached againour own pleasant home.Jan. 26. T.S.R. 28. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 52. Verypleasant. The Jack, Jenny and colt havebeen up here today. The colt has growna great deal since I saw him before.Jan. 27. Sabbath. T.S.R. 31. 2 P.M. 61.S.S. 52. The Dr. has been gone todayvisiting patients. And as I have notwell recovered from the fatigue of ourjourney home, I did not make exertionsto go to church or S. School alone,but remained at home. Towardsnight, Elmer came here bareheaded,How different this climateis from N. E.Jan. 28. T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 51. S.S. 48.A rainy day, Have been writing toSusan and Mother.Jan. 29. T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 56. Thisday has been mostly cloudy. Have beenwriting to Brothers Roland and Horaceand Cousin Augusta. This afternoon Mrs.Holman and the children have been tosee me.

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January 1856

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