Delia Locke


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June 5. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 65.June 6. T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 62.Lawrence Moore has come to see usfrom Columbia. Has made nothingat mining, and has concludedto try something else. Says his partnerwas killed while mining withhimself, by the caving in of a bankof earth, covering hims to the depthof twelve feet. Lawrence says wedug him out as quickly as possiblebut he was only able to breathe afew times.June 7. T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 72.Lawrence Moore has remained withus through the day.June 8. Sabbath. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 90.S.S. 75. A very sad accident has happenedtoday, which may prove afatal one. Two men working atHodges' - the Irish cook and aGerman named Louis-get intoa quarrel, both being intoxicatedand the German seized a coffee.pot full of boiling coffee andpoured it over the Irishman, burninghis face, neck and body shockingly.The German also got hisJune 8. own arms burned badly in the operation.The Dr. was called to dressthese burns just as we were preparingto go to S. school. So Robert and Iwent down together in the gig. Thejenny was harnessed into it for thefirst time. She looked very smallindeed, comparatively. L. Moore accompaniedus. There were but few inattendance. Just at night, Mr. Haywoodcalled. He had been drinkingliquor at Mr. Thomason's. A whileafter, John Feets a Dutchman, wentalong over to Elmer's where he works,very drunk. I never saw any onemore so.June 9. T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 72.This is Cousin Augusta's 22nd birthdayJune 10. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 91. S.S.75.They have arrested the German atHodges' and put him under aheavy bail.June 11. Wednesday. T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M.96. S.S. 79. This is the warmest day ofthe year thus for. George returnedfrom Sac. City, where he has purchasedfor us some house paper for the wallsHave been writing to Mother Baby is noweight weeks old. Weigh 12 1/2 pounds.

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June 1856

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