Delia Locke


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Jan. 30. Wednesday. T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M.61. S.S. 60. Showers at intervals all day.Jan. 31. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 56. Foggyin the morning, but pleasant throughthe day.Feb. 1. Friday. T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 58.S.S. 53. A pleasant day. We have receivedletters from home whichbrought the usual good news. Wealso hear of the arrival by this steamerof an addition to our neighborhood,in the persons of Mr. and Mrs.Montgomery and his sister, fromN. E. This evening, as I have beensitting here, I have heard for thefirst time, the frogs peeping. Itreally sounds home like.Feb. 2. T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 56. Sowarm and pleasant, that it seems almostlike summer. Received callsthis morning from Messrs, Butlerand Montgomery, Thomas Parker &George Thomason. This afternoon,we have been making calls. We wentfirst to see Mrs. Thomas Parker.She is from Kentucky, I think.They are building a fine new housetwo stories high, with a piazza aroundFeb. 2. two sides, a railing roundthe top, and doors to walk out on itabove. We next called on the new comers,found them quite fatigued fromtheir journey, and well prepared toappreciate the pleasant Cal, weather.Miss M. said she should not thinkanyone could wish finer weather.We next forded the river at Mr. Hodges',called on Mrs. Lard, whom wefound not very well, and Mrs. WilliamParker. Here we met anotherlady. Mrs. Boden hamer, who hascome to take Mrs. Parker's place inMr. Bryant's family. Mr. Parker issoon to move away. The valleys arevery green, and it is fine weather.Feb. 3. T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 55. Sabbath.This has been a cloudy day. There hasbeen no preaching today, our ministerbeing detained in Stockton fromsome unknown cause. Attended, where about the usual interestprevailed. We are having a rainy evening.Feb. 4. T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 54. Themorning was rainy, but the afternoonpleasant. Things have gone on in theusual quiet way.

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January 1856

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