Mar. 14. T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 49. S.S. 47. Arainy day. We were all glad to see it.It is very refreshing. I have beenwriting to Augusta.Mar. 15. T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 56.Dr. has been absent all day, attendingan auction near Stockton. Tonightwhen he returned, he broughttwo cows which he had bought, forwhich he paid 50 and 64 dollars. Wenow have four cows. These two lastdo not give milk at present.Mar. 16. Sabbath. T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M.66.S.S. 60. Mr. Barnes Parker dined with ustoday. As Dr. was obliged to attend topractice, and no wagon went fromthe Ranch to S. school. I had to remainat home. The Vincent girlssent me an elegant bouquet of flowersby Robert when he returned. Inever saw so pretty a bunch of wildflowers before.Mar. 17. T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 63. TodayI have been writing to Mother Locke.We have also received letters fromhome, containing most cheeringnews. Susan is going to attend theNormal School at Bridgewater, andMar. 17. by this time I suppose she ispursuing her studies there. The familyare all in good health.Mar. 18. T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M.75.S.S. 67. AsRobert was out looking after the cowsThis morning, he said he thoughthe heard a raccoon in a tree. So Dr.went out to look with him andfound it was really so. They accordinglycut down the tree, and insteadof one, they found two, both of whichthey killed, and brought home. Ihad never seen one before. The fur ishighly prized for making clothing forthe cold. One of them weighed 15, andthe other 16 pounds. Robert dressed them,and I shall cook them. I have beenpressing a number of varieties of flowersMar. 19. T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M.78. S.S. 72. Todaythe Vincent girls dined with us. Theybrought me some more beautiful flowers.Since dinner they have been over tothe Ranch. This afternoon I have receiveda pleasant call from Mrs. andMiss Montgomery. And this eveningMessrs. Turner and Haywood from theRanch, have been over to hear my music.So I have been playing to them.
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