Delia Locke


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July 16. and makes little noisesbaby-like. I shall now note hisprogress from month to month.No one is so much interested inwatching the daily improvementof a babe, as its mother. We havetoday received letters from home.Sister Susan is attending HighSchool at Plympton and writesme from that place. I have beenwriting to Aunt Abbott.July 17. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 97. S.S. 78.July 18. T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 94. S.S. 77.This morning a beggar, such as wesee frequently in N. E. came alongwith a paper, in which it wasstated that we was not able towork and had a large family tosupport. He was an old man, andrequested charity. I was alone,and gave him nothing, for Imuch doubted whether he was inneed of charity. He remained aboutthe house half an hour, thenleft. Father took dinner here.July 19. T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 91. S.S. 77.Mr. Walker called here this morningand remained a short time.July 19. Father has taken up a claimnext above us, and has commencedbuilding him a house. Atehis supper there tonight. Seemspleased - thinks he succeededfinely in cooking - wished MotherL. would come out to Cal. So doDr. & I. Mr. Bryer called this afternoon.July 20. Sabbath. T.S.R. 59. 2 P.M. 91. S.S. 73.Attended church thisforenoon. Mr. Bryer preachedfrom John 17, 22 - 23. What was theglory of Jesus Christ? The glory ofcreation, but much greater of redemption.This glory believers participatein. This participation inthe same interest produces unityof feeling among them - causing themto grow and increase in grace andChristian perfection - and its influenceis great on those who arenot Christians. Church in the afternoon.Text - "Be not weary in welldoing." He first illustrated the waysof well-doing - then spoke of the rewardpromised to those who werenot weary. Mr. & Mrs. Bodenhammer

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July 1856

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