Delia Locke


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June 18. from Brother Franklin statesthat they are all in good healthand anticipating a visit to Langdon.Our little one is now nineweeks old, and getting very fat.He weighs thirteen pounds anda quarter. His wrists look as ifthere was a string tied round themfor the fat. He is pretty quiet,tho be begins to know very wellwhen attention is paid to him, &to desire it.June 19. T.S.R. 62. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 66.Mrs. Vincent and daughters calledhere on their way to gather someblackberries.June 20. T.S.R. 30. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 64.June 21. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 65.This is father's forty-first birthday.When I recorded his previousbirthday, we were on thePacific. It does not seem asthough it were a year since thatdate. Thus time is passing, butvery happily to us, as the Dr.says, and we hope, usefully.June 22. Sabbath. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 86.S.S. 77. Dr. is busy again. He cannotJune 22. possibly go to S. school, soRobert goes with me. Our superintendentis absent, for some cause unknown.I am happy; for "the Lordis my light and salvation: whomshall I fear?"June 23. T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 92. S.S. 78.June 24. T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 91. S.S. 70.George came over to show us a hornedtoad which he brought from themines. It is a species of the lizard.It is a beautiful thing, but doesnot seem as active as the commonlizard. George intends to preserve it.June 25. Wednesday. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M.81. S.S. 65. My babe is ten weeksold today, and weighs fourteenpounds. He is growing so fastthat he is outgrowing his firstsuit of clothes and I have commencedmaking him another.I love him so dearly that I amobliged to deny myself very muchin order to let him lie as muchas is necessary to allow me to domy work.June 26. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 63. Ihave been writing to Sister Susan.

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June 1856

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