June 1. Sabbath. T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 80.S.S. 62. Attended church above in theforenoon. Mr. Bryer preached avery interesting sermon from thetext. "Therefore being justified byfaith, we have peace with God," &.c.He spoke of the need guilty manhas of a Saviour, of the way peaceand pardon is obtained throughfaith in Christ's atonement, &then of the peace & joy which pervadesa pardoned soul. True indeed!Peace which passes allunderstanding! Which naught inthis world can give or take a way!Grant me this peace, evermore,my Father. Then shall I be preparedto triumph over all myspiritual enemies, coming off"conqueror through Him who hathloved us." We invited Mr. & Mrs.Parker, Mr. Bryant and Mrs. W.Parker and the children home todinner with us, as it was on theirway to church below. They came,and I prepared dinner for fifteen.Then we all went to church below.Sermon from the text, "He thatJune 1. believeth on the Son, hath evenlasting life, but he that believethnot. etc. Saw here for the first time,Mrs. Epperle and daughter and Mrs.Lingo, who live on Dry Creek. This isthe anniversary of our starting fromhome for Cal. It is a year since Ihave seen any of those dear ones, wholinger there. It may be that weshall never again meet on earth, butmay we meet in heaven, and be ablethen to say, "We are all here."June 2. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 70. Mr.Bryer came here this morning andremained to dinner. Mr. Cardalso called. Have been writing to SisterSusan.June 3. T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 62.The assessor of taxes called anddined with us.June 4. Wednesday. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 80.S.S. 62. We have received good lettersfrom home today. They are all well.My little boy is now seven weeksold, and weighs twelve pounds. Heis getting very while, and also beginsto notice when we talk to him. Hemakes me but little trouble.Walker has made us a short call.
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