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Delia Locke

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Feb. 12. Tuesday, T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 68.S.S. 62. As I was standing at theopen door this morning, a Chinamanwas passing on horseback &he says to me, "Good morning, John."I returned the compliment in thesame way. I was accosted in thesame way in the mountains. Theycall all the white people Johns. Robertfound some grass of this year's growth16 inches long, I have been writingto Cousin Augusta.Feb. 13. T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 62. Ihave been writing to Mother today. Thisafternoon we have been riding aboutthe Ranch. After riding inthe bottom a while, we visited thegarden. The trees in the orchard aregrowing exceedingly fine. The appletrees look very well, and the peachtrees will soon be in blossom. Theflowers are starting, also the vegetables.We went to Elmer's andstaid a while. Mr. and Mrs. Largentanticipate leaving soon. Learned fromher that snow falls in Texas, fromwhich state they removed to California.Feb. 14. T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 72. S.S.63. Ihave been writing to Mother Locke,Mr. and Mrs. Largent moved awayfrom the Ranch.Feb. 15. Friday. T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 72. S.S.64. Today Mrs. Holman, Annie andmyself stepped into the gig and rodeto Mrs. Simpson's. There we took dinnerand passed a pleasant day. Themother of Mrs. Simpson is the oldestperson I have seen in Cal. About sunsetwe returned.Feb. 16. T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 74. S.S. 60. Thisis the last day of a remarkably pleasantweek in regard to weather. Wehave had each day, as some one remarked,the "harvest heat" of N. E.We have just received letters fromhome, bringing the usual good news.Feb. 17. Sabbath. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 64.S.S. 55. This morning, Mr. Haynescame here for medicine for himself.He felt as unwell after a little,that he remained, and Dr. put ablister upon his stomach. He has beengrowing worse all day, and will remainall night. Just as we were about to prepareourselves for S. school. Mr. and

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February 1856

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Original diary dimensions: 13 x 20 cm.

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Locke_Diary_1855-1856_Image_051.tif

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Delia Locke, diaries, women, diarist, California, Locke-Hammond Family Papers, Lockeford, CA, Dean Jewett Locke, rural life, rural California, 19th Century, church, temperance organizations, Mokelumne River Ladies' Sewing Circle, temperature recordings, journal

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