July 11. crying again. Mrs. B. said,Give him some dinner to quiethim," But he had just before thisnursed, and I told her that hisstomach was full, and he neededno more - that he would soonfall asleep. He did so in a fewminutes. But it required someextra courage and not a littleself-denial to avoid following heradvice and example in this respectespecially as she is the older.I am afraid I have not spentthis afternoon very profitably. Mrs.Tittle, I am pretty well persuadedfrom her remarks, is a heartless,if not a false - hearted woman.But as she was a stranger to me,I can not be blamable for notknowing or suspecting this at first.Besides, I think there was no harmin observing her, that I mightthereby obtain some knowledge ofher, provided I should abandonher acquaintance, if I was notpleased with her appearance: thisbring the case, I shall do so, Dr.came down and took tea with us.July 11. After tea, we went home withMrs. Bodenhamer across the riverDr. ferried us over. Soon after, wereturned home.July 12. T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 89. S.S. 66.Mr. Walker has been here and hadsome teeth filled. Was here to dinnerand tea.July 13. Sabbath. T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 89.S.S. 73. Have had a headache whichkept me from S. school. If it is"through much [?]" thatthe heirs of salvation are to enter into the Kingdom, I fear that I shallnot be admitted, for I have hadfew trials, none at all severe, exceptill health.July 14. T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 70.July 15. T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 76. Mr.Samuel Pollis dined here today. Ihave written three letters - to MotherSusan and Augusta.July 16. Wednesday. T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M.93. S.S. 79. Luther is today threemonths old. He now weighs sixteen &one-half pounds. He has done remarkablywell, in gaining so finelyHe begins to notice object - laughs
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