Sept. 4. T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 91. S.S. 85. Mr.Bodenhammer has finished work here.Mr. Merchant has commenced tobuild a small barn with mudwalls, by the help of Mr. Haywood.George has been here a while.Sept. 5. T.S.R. 63. 2 P.M. 94. S.S. 86. Mr.Merchant has been here at workagain today.Sept. 6. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 93. S.S. 69. Thismorning we found our pacing colt.Prince Albert lying dead in thebottom. Dr. opened him, to ascertain,if possible, the cause of hisdeath, and found the probablecause to be disease of the intestines.Dr. has thus met withquite a loss. Mr. Merchant hasbeen here at work again. Mrs.Vance and her son Milton, calledhere this morning on their wayfrom the Calaveras to Stockton.Mr. Turner has been here this eve.Sept. 7. Sabbath. T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 80. S.S.69. This morning. Messrs. Coffey &Leonard from Massachusetts, made ashort call here. Mr. Leonard livedformerly in Attleborough, when Rev.Sept. 7. Mr. Pierce of Abington preachedthere. After a little, Mr. Heathcalled, and heard me play andsing. We attended S. school, whichwas more interesting than usual. Afterwhich, Mr. Wallace called, and wehad another sing.Sept. 8. T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 68. BothMr. Merchant and Mr. Foster havebeen here at work today, clearingout the well previous to walling itup with brick. Shortly after dinnerRev. Mr. Bryer called. Before hehad gone. Mr. & Mrs. Athearn cameto ask us to visit the school withthem. We did so accordingly. Mr.Bryer preached yesterday at IoneCity, to which place he will soonremove by appointment, with hisfamily. Mr. McDowell came herethis morning with Mary & breakfastedwith us.Sept. 9. T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 70. Messrs.Merchant & Foster have been brickingup the well today. I have receiveda letter from Mrs. Burt, inwhich she informs me that she hasbeen troubled with a sore on her ankle.
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