Delia Locke


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May 20. T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 58.Mr. Thomas Parker called here thismorning. Stopped only a few minutes.May 21. Wednesday. T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M.56. S.S. 55. The aspect of the morningpromised showers which camebefore afternoon in abundance &it continued to rain through the dayand night. Mr. Card called herethis morning on business, andwhile he was engaged in conversationwith the Dr., Mr. Montgomeryalso came in. Before theyhad gone, Mrs. Staples and Mrs.Brown called to see me. Mrs.Brown is an English lady, whomI saw at Mrs. Staples' onChristmas eve. She lives downon the Calaveras River. Theymade me a short call and thenproceeded up the river. This afternoon,Mr. Campton has beenhere. Had a pleasant call fromhim. The babe is now five weeksold. He is growing so strong nowthat he can turn himself overin bed. He is quite quiet, too,and make me but little trouble.May 22. T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 71. S.S. 56.Showery.May 23. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 76. S.S. 68.Today I have been riding horsebackfor the first time since my sickness.Went to the garden in companywith the Dr. and had a delightfultime picking flowers andeating strawberries. We bought strawberrieshome and ate them with sugarand cream. Altogether, we enjoyed it much.May 24. T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 60.This afternoon. Mrs. and Miss Montgomerycalled and stopped a fewminutes. Mr. Alfred Parker alsocalled. We have today received verypleasant letters from N. E.May 25. Sabbath. T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 79. S.S.58. This has been a cloudy day.May 26. T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 68.May 27. T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 67.Mr. and Mrs. Lynes stopped atour gate this morning on their wayto Stockton, but did not call. Mr.Simpson has been here working atmaking a well-house, but did notfinish it.

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May 1856

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