May 14. Wednesday. T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M.77. S.S. 65. Today the school commissionersmet here to examine anapplicant for the school above. Hisname is Walker, from Vermont.He passed a very good examinationhas a good education, and appearsas though he might be a good teacher.The commissioners, Messrs, Holman& Athearn with Mr. Walkerremained here to tea. The babe isfour weeks old today. He is growingmuch more wakeful than hehas been. I do not tend him much,for his own good, because I knowthat I may often be so situated thatI cannot, and then he mightbe troublesome. But I am obligedto exercise much self denialin order to refrain from takinghim up every time he is restlessor cries at all I would do so andlet my work go, did I not knowthat it is not for his or my goodso to do.May 15. T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 71.May 16. T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 75. Verywarm. It is Bro. Roland's 14th birthday.May 17. T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 73.May 18. Sabbath. T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 76.S.S. 65. Took the baby to churchwith me today. He has been veryquiet indeed. He will not certainlyremember the first time that hewent to meeting or S. school. As Dr.was obliged to visit a patient on ourway home, we did not arrive in timeto attend S. school. Mr. Doroty,the preacher, delivered a discoursefrom the works. Now is the acceptedtime, now is the day of salvation.May 19. T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 52.We have had showers of rain today.They will do much good to theearth, which was getting very dry.We have one sheep, and Dr. commencedto shear him, but he soonblistered his fingers with my shearswhich he was obliged to use becausehe could procure no sheep - shears. Hetherefore wished me to come andhelp him finish, which I did, tho'I was entirely inexperienced in thatline of business. I succeeded muchbeyond my expectations, however,and in good time the shearing was finished.
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