Delia Locke


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June 27. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 74.Snow is yet plainly visible inthe mountains, even so late asthis in the season. And it iscool here in the valley.June 28. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 94. S.S. 72.Mr. Bryer came along and calledHe had a very severe toothachewhich was relieved when I madesome mustard plasters and appliedto his face. Hot drops inthe decayed tooth also provedbeneficial. Dr. was absent atthe time. Mr. Bryer went onup the river to meet an appointmentfor a lecture at the schoolhouseon the subject of Temperance.June. 29. Sabbath. T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M.90. S.S. 77. Blessed are they that trustin the Lord. How happy am I.Tho' I do not trust Him enoughstill I find this true as far asI test it. Eternal Wisdom! bethou my guide through this sinfulworld and lead me andmy dear ones to the world ofglory. While I was preparing to goJune 29. to S. school had my babe allready, and was just about to puton my dress - Robert says, "Mr. &Mrs. Epperle are coming here."Sears came to my eyes, I couldnot resist them when I thoughtthat I must remain at hometo entertain company - especiallyWestern people. But when theycame in, they informed me thatour minister - Mr. Bryer wasill with the toothache; and that weshould have no preaching for today.This relieved my mind somewhatthough I felt little inclined to receivevisitors. I, however, did aswell as I could under the circumstances.They are very rough Missourians,with whom I can feelbut little sympathy. I noticedsome queer phraseology in their language,as "allowed", for thought,and "mighty" for very. We walkedinto the garden with them, and soonafter they returned to Dry Creek,where they live. Before they went,Mr. Bryer came along to have a toothextracted but, as Dr. was obliged tohave been writing to Sister Susan.eight weeks old. Weigh 12 1/2 pounds.

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June 1856

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Original diary dimensions: 13 x 20 cm.

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