Aug. 25. from the sitting room. Thisis what I have wished to havedone for a long time. After wereached home from Mr. Vincent’s,the horse was standing in the gig,unharnessed, when some schoolboys rode in to water their horses.They galloped in as fast as theycould, and frightened thehorse, who ran away with thegig, and did not stop untilhe broke the harness, and detachedhimself from the gig,breaking it also quite badly. Butwe hope it can be mended.Aug. 26. T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 69.Mr. Bodenhamer has beenhere working again today,clothing the parlor.Aug. 27. Wednesday. T.S.R. 45.2P.M. 81. S.S. 71. Mr.Bodenhamer has again been here atwork in the office. Towards eveningMr. York and Mr. Alexandercalled. Mr. York had a new song,called the "Railroad Song," dedicatedto the Pacific Railroad Club,set to the tune of "Wait for theAug. 27. Wagon," which he wished meto sing and play to them. I didso, and they were much pleased.Aug. 28. T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 71.Mr. Badenhamer has been paperingthe office today.Aug. 29. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 78. Mr.Bodenhamer has been today clothingthe dining room. Messrs. Kenneybrothers, one from San. Fran.the other from Stockton cameout here and dined with us.Brother Elmer also called this afternoon.Aug. 30. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 92. S.S. 78. Mr.Bodenhamer has been papering theparlor today. I have been obligedto assist more than half the time.I am very tired tonight. Mr. &Mrs. Epperly have been here awhile.I have not yet writtenhome. I am half afraid I shallnot get time to do so.Aug. 31. Sabbath. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 82. S.S.70. How much more pleasant itwould be to me, if we were permittedto have weekly preaching. I usuallysee as many or more people here
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