May 9. T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 63.Mr. Staples dined here today.Dr. has been to Stockton on horseback.May 10. T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 67.May 11. Sabbath. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 87.S.S. 70. Just as we were ready to go toS. school. Mr. W. Parker drove upin a buggy with his wife and children.They came in and stopped afew minutes, then we all wentto S. school together. We have hada more interesting school thanusual today. I have entered uponthe duties of teacher to fivelittle girls. But now that I havethe care of so small a babe, I fearI shall not be able to dischargethose duties as I would wish to,or as I have formerly done. Myscholars are, E. Holman, Ellen &Cora Vincent, Mary Simpsonand Lizzie Staples. The lessonthat Lizzie learned today spoke ofanimals. I asked her which shethought the best kind of animalsmeaning men. She answered,"Dogs." Since we returned, we haveMay 11. received a call from Messrs.Butter and Mansfield, I playedmy music and sung for them.May 12. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 66.Father's interest in our little boydoes not at all diminish. He veryoften comes in to look at him, andthinks he is growing finely.May 13. T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 60. Todaythe Vincent girls made me a shortcall. Father was passing at dinnertime, so I urged him to come in anddine with us. He accordingly did soI have been writing to mother andSusan. Late in the afternoon, Dr.came in and said that as he mustgo down that way, he would liketo take me to call on Mrs. Carpenter.I fell pleased to go prepared myselfand baby in less than ten minutesand we were soon on our way. Theylive eight or ten miles from us. Wefound them living in a cloth house,and one side of that entirely rolledup. They are English people havethree children she says she hashad ten and buried seven of them.She seems quite happy & contented.
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