Delia Locke


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27 - away. Wished very much tohear Mr. White preach today;but he was gone. Mr. Cordleysupplied his place. Sermon inthe morning on the parable ofthe sower: in the afternoon fromthe words. "And if children,then heirs." How blessed thethought, that though separatedfor a time here, we maymeet in heaven as heirs togetherof the same inheritancewhich God hath prepared forthose that love Him.May 28. Went with mother to Hanoverto take Susan to her school.Spent a short time with herthere, then bade her goodbye.28. - for the present. Hope, however,to see her again before leavingPoor girl! I pity her so much. Shefeels as if she had lost her onlysister. Returned home by wayof the Centre. Called on Mrs.Jesse Reed. Jr. and Sr. Mrs. T.Reed and Mrs. Everson. Theywere surprised to see me, supposingI had started on myjourney. Stopped at AuntMary's. Found her sick of afever. Saw Lucy and Carric andMr. Copeland, and bade themall goodbye. Spent the afternoonand night with Augusta. Receiveda beautiful book from heron the "Duties of Young Women";

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1855 (May-July)


Original diary dimensions: 9.5 x 14 cm.

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