Delia Locke


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1881. Mar. 15. Tuesday. The weather is cloudy and rainy and again the concert had to be postponed. Ada has been disappointed in not having it so many times, that she begins to fear it is fated. Luther's band of Nev. cattle have been sold to Charles McLaughlin, and Johnny went with Luther and the two herders to deliver them at Banta's. It is very chilly rain. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 48. S.S. 44.)

Mar. 16. Wednesday. As this the last week of the Moody meetings in San Francisco, quite a number have gone down to attend them - Mr. Pascoe, Willie, John Hammond, Ada, Miss Dart and Amelia Bruml, all went to the early train today. Amelia goes more to visit friends. I was glad for Willie to have an opportunity to go, for he cannot remember ever riding on the cars in his life, or visiting San Francisco. I have written to Ida. I hope Ada will have opportunity to visit, encourage and help her before she comes home. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 49.)

Mar. 17. Thursday. the bell tolled this morning for Frank Smith's youngest child - five years old. Mrs. Bruml called this afternoon. (T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 56.)

Mar. 18. Friday. Susie came in this forenoon and Mother came in a minute this afternoon. Mr. Stewart came up to attend the funeral of Bennie Smith, in Mr. Pascoe's absence. It was held in our church, but as due notice was not given, but few were there. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 61. S.S. 59.)

Mar. 19. Saturday. Mr. Pascoe arrived today from San Francisco - reports a very pleasant time. Received a letter from Howard. He says he had been cold ever since arriving in Tomales. It is near the ocean coast. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 61.)

Mar. 20. Sabbath. Again the bell tolled - this time for another child of Mr. Brown's - across the river - four years old. We have attended meeting as usual. Mr. Pascoe preached from the text, "What then shall I do with Jesus, who is called Christ?" Alice Greenlaw and her little sister - Edna are visiting at George's and came to meeting with them. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 66.)

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1881. Mar. 21. Monday. Willie came home from Oakland today, also John Hammon and Miss Dart. He says he never enjoyed himself so much anywhere before went to the Moody meetings, to S. school in Oakland, to meeting at Watts' Track, where Mr. Cooke preaches, to Cliff House and Woodward's Gardens, to the Mint, &.c. Received Ida's weekly letter. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 71. S.S. 69.)

Mar. 22. Tuesday. Wrote to Howard. (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 74. S.S. 69.)

Mar. 23. Wednesday. Wrote to Ada and Ida at San Jose. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 71. S.S. 65.)

Mar. 24. Thursday. Foggy this morning, Luther bade us goodbye and started again for Nevada. I have been much "troubled in spirit" because his coming and being here this the precious revival time, seemed to bear no fruit in him. But I know I must not thus judge, for it may be that "He that looketh on the heart" knows that impressions have been made on him, which shall some day lead to glorious results, and I pray that indeed it may be so. And I have been so comforted in praying for him, that I have faith to believe that sometime we shall know it is so. I am sorry to have him go, but he does not expect to be gone long this time - going to bring over another band of cattle for slaughtering. The Lord go with him. Received a letter from Ada. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 62.)

Mar. 25. Friday. Wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 60.)

Mar. 26. Saturday. A cloudy day with a little rain, but not enough to settle the dust. "Grant arrives as Lockeford" in the shape of a little son born to Mr. & Mrs. J. P. Grant - the first one - weighing ten pounds. And they are pleased. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 57.)

Mar. 27. Sabbath. A cloudy morning. We have attended meeting as usual. Mr. Pascoe preached from the text, "He that hath a dream, let him tell the dream," &.c. Home Missionary lesson in S. school. Good congregations and interest. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 69.)

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January 1880

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circa 1880-1884


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