Delia Locke


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June 12. T.S.R. 68. 2 P.M. 102. S.S. 87.Still warmer. And yet, this very warmday, we can see the snow-cappedmountains, plainly. Surely, our climatemust be somewhat like thatof "sunny Italy," where all the seasonscan be seen at once. A Mr. Wilsonfrom Sac. City came to see ifhe could obtain a situation as ateacher in one of our schools. But thereis no school now, under our committeejurisprudence, which stands inneed of a teacher. He dined with us.June 13. T.S.R. 64. 2 P.M. 102 S.S. 84.Today Robert gathered me a fewblackberries, which tasted verynice, It seems to me that I neverate better ones.June 14 T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 70.Philip Megerle came down andwent fishing with Robert to thepond. They caught some threedozens of very nice fishes. Wehave these often from the same place.The flesh is white and sweet, andthey afford us a nice dish.June 15. Sabbath. T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 67.There is no S. school today.June 15. Mr. Wallace, our superintendent,has gone to a camp - meeting,Father and Mr. Holman are absent onbusiness, and Dr. is very busy with hispractice. There seems to be no Sundayfor Doctors.June 16. T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 72. Havebeen writing to Mother Locke.June 17. T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 91. S.S. 76.June 18. Wednesday. T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M.98. S.S. 77. Today we have receivedletters from home, but it seemsthat my parents did not get thenews of the baby's birth in time to answerthe letter by return of mail.Dr. Moore of Boston, however, did so,and sent us a congratulatory letterin return. He says, "We congratulateyou upon your good fortune in receivingso valuable a pledge of yourmutual affection, in the person of anative born son of California. Mayhe long be spared to you, and be asource of happiness to you in all comingtime." He then goes on to saythat his daughter, Mrs. LizzieCooke is the mother of a daughterborn on the 3rd of May. A lettereight weeks old. Weigh 12 1/2 pounds.

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June 1856

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