Delia Locke


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July 3. a wedding card from NellieSears, who is married to Mr.John Henry Brodt. Hope she hasmarried well, for she is a fine ladyJuly 4. T.S.R. 63. 2 P.M. 96. S.S. 80.The morning sky was obscuredby clouds, and we soon experienceda tempest accompaniedby some quite heavy showers, enough to lay the dust.This is quite a rarity for thisseason. We have received verypleasant letters from home today.They have just answeredthe letter which conveyed to themthe news of the baby's birth.They showed their surprise andpleasure by saying everythingpleasant possible. Dear littlething. they all call him. AndClara says, "I love Delia's ittybaby." They wish to see himvery much. And mother saysshe wishes she could clasp thedear little thing to her bosom.Lizzie Cobb is married to a gentlemanby the name of Wright,and moved to Northampton.Mr. & Mrs. Staples called tonight.July 5. T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 98. S.S. 83.Mr. McCarty has been here thisafternoon.July 6. Sabbath. T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 102.S.S. 88. Very Warm. I have not been toS. School, not being very well. Wehave received accounts by last mailof the barbarous assault on CharlesSumner, member of the U. S.senate from Massachusetts, byP. S. Brooks, member of the Housefrom S. C. also of the outragesperpetrated by the border ruffiansor Hansas, last of all which isthe burning of Lawrence. Is therenot a righteous God in heaven,whose cars are open to the cry of therighteous? When will such disgracefulproceedings come to anend? O that the North would awake, and with all the energy ofroused indignation, arrest these encroachmentsof the South, and notthus permit her to trample uponthe rights of freemen. By the adviceof Father Locke, we have this day givenour little boy a name - Luther JewettHe is two months and 20 days old.

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July 1856

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Original diary dimensions: 13 x 20 cm.

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