Mar. 20. Thursday. T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M.80. S.S. 74. This has been an exceedingwarm day, as the thermometer shows,The black birds have visited the wheat-fieldsin such number, that theirchattering sounds almost like thenoise of machinery. Mrs. Holmanhas been with me this afternoon. I havehad two new beautiful flowers givenme today.Mar. 21. T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 74. Itis still warmer. Emma H. has beenwith me this afternoon. Charles Haskinshas been here this evening, andwill remain all night. We have hadsome radishes for tea, which Mrs. H.sent me.Mar. 22. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 72. C.Haskins returned home this morning.As Dr. has been engaged in brandingcows and calves this afternoon, I havebeen and assisting him, by handinghim the brand and keepingthe fire hot.Mar. 23. Sabbath. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 85.S.S. 77. The warmest day of the year.As we knew there was to be preachingabove, we much desired to hear it.Mar. 23. But this morning some sick mencame to consult the Dr. and have atooth extracted, etc. And I had almostgiven up the idea of going atall. But after they had gone, we preparedourselves although it was lateand went. We did not get there in timeto hear the text, but the subject ofthe preacher's discourse, (whom I hadnever seen before) was baptism. Hefavored baptism by immersion, andthought it essential for all to be baptizedin this way. But the reasoningwhich he brought to bear upon thesubject, did not at all convince me.He was a Western preacher, and usedmany objectionable expressions. Onour way home, Dr. was obliged to stopand dress a little girl's burned hands.So I stopped with him. They are nowhealing well. We did not reach homein time to attend Sabbath School.Mar. 24. T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 74. S.S. 59. Mrs.Vanee came and breakfasted with usthis morning, and borrowed the greymare and my sidesaddle to rideup the river. Mrs. V. has been living inStockton for some time past, having
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