Feb. 17. Mrs. Montgomery, also Miss M.called: so we were obliged to give upthe idea of going. We walked withthem to the garden and orchard, andfrom there to Elmer's. We did notfind him at home. Everything in thegarden looks finely. Gave our visitorsan invitation to join our S. school.Perhaps they will accept it.Feb. 18. T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 56. Mr.Haynes is better this morning, thoughquite weak. He will remain throughthe day.Feb. 19. T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 56. Thismorning, Mr. Haynes went away totake the stage. Mr. Flood calledto inform us of a school examinationto take place tomorrow, 10 milesbelow, which we shall be happy toattend.Feb. 20. Wednesday. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 56.S.S. 50. This morning was very rainy,and we had nearly given up allthought of going below, when therain ceased, the clouds disappeared,the sun shone out brightly, and allgave promise of a fine afternoon. Sowe prepared ourselves, and startedFeb. 20. about 11 1/2 o'clock. We arrived thereabout 1 o'clock, just before school commenced.The school numbers 20 scholars.They have a good schoolhouse. Theteacher's name is Mr. Newton. Parentsand friends seemed to manifesta pleasing interest in the school. Therewere 22 of them present, 6 of whom wereladies. I obtained introductions toMrs. Woods, Mrs. Moore and anotherlady, whose name I cannot nowremember. Widow Smith was there, andone other lady, to whom I had no introduction.The school exercises passedoff very well, especially the Arithmeticand Grammar, the scholars doingthemselves much credit, by theirpromptness, and thorough understandingof what they have studied.On the whole, we were well pleasedand repaid for our trouble.Feb. 21. T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 53. Avery windy day. Mr. Haynes, Mrs.Staples and children have been herethis afternoon. Mrs. Staples says thatthe first year she was here, she pickedwild flowers in January, since that timeshe has seen none until February.
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