Delia Locke


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July 21. who has just moved into theneighborhood, Mrs. Simpson,and stopped at the Post Office,George came over this evening.July 22. T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 95. S.S. 79.July 23. Wednesday. T.S.R. 62. 2 P.M.90. S.S. 78.July 24. T.S.R. 59. 2 P.M. 100. S.S. 83.July 25. T.S.R. 61. 2 P.M. 89. S.S. 73.Mr. Murphy called here thisafternoon. He says that Mr.Hodges' mill has been burnedto ashes. Cause of fire not certainlyknown. Loss estimatedat from 15 to 20,000 dollars.Mr. Hodges is away fromhome, at San Francisco.July 26. T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 63.Mr. Davis, formerly of Nashua,has called on us today. He haslately returned from a visit toN. E. bringing a young wifewith him. They intend to visitus soon. May they be happy ineach other.July 27. Sabbath. T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M.82. S.S. 71. Attended S. school withDr. and our little Luther.July 28. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 95. S.S. 77. Aman who seemed to be travelingstopped and took dinner here.July 29. T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 97. S.S. 79.Having discovered some bugs in thebedstead on which we usually sleep,which was bought after some usage,we have today been scalding the roomthoroughly. We hope by this meansto get entirely rid of the troublesomecreatures. Also, have been writing home.July 30. Wednesday. T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 92.S.S. 74. Mr. Barton called here.Have been writing to Father and Sister Susan.July 31. T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 74. Mr.Haynes and Mr. Hodges' engineercalled here today, and I playedand sung for their benefit. Also,have been writing to Mother Locke.Aug. 1. T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 95. S.S. 75. Awokethis morning quite ill and unable torise. Commenced vomiting andcould not retain anything in mystomach. Remained in this situationthrough the day. We have receivedletters from home today, bringing intelligenceof the death of our cousin

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July 1856

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