Delia Locke


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Mar. 29. did not get wet. Dr. returnedwith two more colts, one a roan,the other dark grey and white, veryhandsome. Mr. Boody took teawith us. We are having a rainy eve.Mar. 30. Sabbath. T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 65.S.S. 58. Again showery all day. I passedlast night almost without sleep,and today have not been at allwell. So I could not go to S. schooland Dr. has been busy visiting thesick. Robert attended however.Mar. 31. T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 54. Anothershowery day. I have been writingto Mother, Received letters fromhome containing good news fromthe friends, with the exception of thefact that Cousin Loraine is veryunwell, and fears are entertainedthat she will never recover. I have alsobeen writing to Mrs. Lakeman.Mr. Murphy came and had atooth extracted, and took tea with us.Apr. 1. T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 59. Havebeen writing to Susan and Augusta.A man named Patrick Collins camehere today from Massachusetts, byApr. 1. recommendation of Cousin C.Locke of Dedham, and commencedwork for us. The apple trees in the orchardare now in blossom.Apr. 2. Wednesday. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M.67. S.S. 60.Apr. 3. T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 71. S.S. 62.The large oak trees are now lookingbeautifully green and luxuriant.Apr. 4. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 73. S.S. 66. Wehave today bought six more newmilk pans.Apr. 5. T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 66. AMethodist preacher called today,and said he should preach in theneighborhood tomorrow. I hope circumstanceswill permit us to attend.Apr. 6. Sabbath. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 70.S.S. 58. Dr. has been away visiting the sickand did not return in time to takeme with him to church: so he wentdown on horseback. The minister madesome very appropriate remarks to theS. school children. He thinks he willpreach to us once in 3 weeks. He is locatedabout thirteen miles down the river.Apr. 7. T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 55. Mr. WilliamParker called on us this morning. While he

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March 1856

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