Delia Locke


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July 7. T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 106. S.S. 86.Excessively warm. This morning,Patrick Collins our hired man,left us, to seek work elsewhere.George came over to have someteeth filled, and remained todinner.July 8. T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 96. S.S. 79.A wisdom tooth of mine, whichis just cutting through, painedme so much that it made mealmost sick; and I had my gumlanced. I hope it will now be better.July 9. Wednesday. T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M.103. S.S. 88. Luther is now twelveweeks old - weighs fifteen pounds.He now sleeps all night withoutnursing - and is an uncommonlygood boy days. It seems to me thathe is young to do this. Had a callfrom Mrs. Staples, who broughtwith her Mrs. Tittle and her littledaughter who live at Washingtonon the Sacramento River oppositeSac. City. Mrs. T. is amiddle-aged woman - is a widow - hasbeen five years in Cal. I thoughther quite interesting.July 10. T.S.R. 63. 2 P.M. 107. S.S. 88.Mr. Holman came down to seethe Dr. on business, and dinedwith us. I have been writing forthe first time to Cousin SarahGerould of Canaan, N. H. in answerto a letter from her. This hasbeen the warmest day of the season.July 11. T.S.R. 63. 2 P.M. 107. S.S. 84. TodayI have complied with an invitationto visit Mrs. Staples. Went andfound Mrs. Boden hamer there &Mrs. Tittle, Mrs. Bodenhamermanages her babe very differentlyfrom the way which I have ofmanaging Luther. If it frets avery little, she will take it upimmediately, hug and toss it, &frequently put it to nurse, tho'it may have done so but a fewmoments before. It was a very warmday, so we put our babes togetheron the floor. Little Mary Tittle ranover them (she is but two years old)and stepped on Luther's stomach.I took him up immediately - he crieda little - then stopped. I then laidhim on the lounge and he commenced

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July 1856

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