Feb. 29. T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 57. TodayI have been writing to my friend,Susan Ward of Abington.Mar. 1. T.S.R. 29. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 57.This morning I went down in thewell, which is now dug 45 feet deepDid not fear to do so at all. Also shotat a mark, and hit it, with Dr.'s canegun. This afternoon we found italtogether too pleasant to remain inthe house, so we rode out as far asthe Post Office. Dr. and I spent theevening in singing.Mar. 2. Sabbath. T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 64.S.S. 56. Dr. has been obliged to attend topractice today, so I went to S. schoolwithout him. We had fewer than usualin attendance today. A tractwas read - subject, "The Hidingplace."Mar. 3. T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 60.Mar. 4. T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 65.Mar. 5. Wednesday. T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 69.S.S. 61. A very busy day. Mr. Yorkcalled this morning on business. Afterhe had gone, an Indian and Squawcame here for sugar. They remainedhere some time, looking at the furniture,etc. She was much amusedat seeing herself in my looking-glass. Shewas quite good natured-looking. Mr.Vance also called, and Mr. Murphydined with us. After dinner, Mr. &Mrs. Hitchcock came to consult the Dr.in regard to an aching tooth of hers.Dr. wished her to remain over night whilehe might kill the nerve in order to fillthe tooth, as it was a front tooth, and hedisliked to extract it, unless absolutely necessary.She accordingly remained. Wehave received letters from home today,containing, as usual, good news. Alsoreceived a call from Mr. and Mrs. AthearnMar. 6. T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 71. S.S. 62. Thismorning, Dr. filled Mrs. Hitchcock'stooth, and Mr. Hitchcock came forher soon after, and they returned homea little before noon. An Indian has beenhere with his left foot badly burned. Whenasked how it was caused, he answered insubstance, that he got drunk and puthis foot into the fire. He came here tohave it dressed. Dr. dressed it for himEmma and George Holman have alsobeen here this afternoon. Emma had severalteeth extracted.
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