May 5. T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 65.Mr. Bryer called here this morningand remained to dinner. Mr.Chamberlain also called. Hebrought along letters from the P. O.which have just arrived from N. E.They are all well and happy as usual.Have taken a ride this pleasantafternoon to the P. O., and spenta little time with Mrs. Staples.Tonight Miss Montgomery wenthome, and I shall now do mywork alone. Thanks to my HeavenlyFather for all his kindness to us.May 6. T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 65. Havebeen out riding today with the Dr.Enjoyed it much. We called on Mrs.T. Parker, then rode on to the newstore and made some purchases,and then called on Mr. Hodges.We next called at Mr. Copley's &from there proceeded to Mr. Athern'sMr. & Mrs. A. had goneto Stockton, and we saw only theyoung ladies. Coming home, werode some distance out of ourway, in order to view the beautifulprospect there is at one pointMay 6. near here. We were almost transportedwith the loveliness - the grandeurof the scene. I believe "sunnyItaly" can boast none more beautifulmore grand than this.May 7. Wednesday. T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M.79. S.S. 60. My babe is now threeweeks old. He is more wakeful thanhe was a while ago, but is veryquiet.May 8. T.S. R. 47. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 69. Theanniversary of our wedding day.A year has now passed since ourmarriage - a short year - the happiest,in temporal point of view, thatI ever passed. No happier event evertranspired in my life, save whenfirst I hoped in a risen Saviour,I did not know what a treasurewas granted me in my dear husband.And besides, I am the happymother of a healthy boy, who,we hope is to be a joy to us. O howmany things we have to be thankfulfor. Elmer has been here a while today.Mrs. A. Parker has a little boyborn today. I am getting very welland strong.
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