Delia Locke


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June 29. go and visit a sick patienthe deferred the operation untilevening, when he administeredchloroform and extracted threeteeth and four roots. I assistedin the operation, and retiredat a late hour, much fatigued.June 30. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 94. S.S. 78.Mr. Bryer remained throughthe forenoon, being quite indisposed:and returned homeafter dinner. Lawrence Moorecame here again this afternoonfrom Sac. City. Have been writingto Mother.July 1. T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 93. S.S. 78.Anniversary of our arriving here.May all years pass as happily overour heads, as this has done.Lawrence has been here today.I have been writing to Augusta.July 2. Wednesday. T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M.90. S.S. 77. My babe is now elevenweeks old - weighs 14 1/2 poundsis as little trouble to me as ever.Hope he will continue so thinkhe will under my present treatment.Mr. Haywood, having aJuly 2. sore finger, and not being ableto work, has spent most of theday with us - was here to dinner.I have had callers - the MissesAthearn with their cousin, Mr.James. Had a pleasant call fromthem.July 3. T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 94. S.S. 77. Mr.Bodenhamer came to have someteeth filled, and remained to dinner,He is from the West and hasworked in the state of Mississippi.He has boarded in the families ofslave holders. Some, he says, arevery pleasant to live in, othersare unpleasant. Some were verymild in the treatment of theirslaves: others, gave out to themon Sunday their weekly allowanceof food, and stinted them.And, in case they did not havetheir tasks finished at the end ofthe week, they were tied up andwhipped, without regard to age orsex. He considered this conductas very brutal and offensive. Atnoon, George came along on his wayhome from Columbia. He broughteight weeks old. Weigh 12 1/2 pounds.

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June 1856

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