Delia Locke


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Sept. 9 so as to be quite lame, but thatshe is now better.Sept. 10. Wednesday. T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 94.S.S. 87.This is brother Josiah's birthday.Sept. 11. T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 71.TodayMary asked me if the Yanked were Americans,and on what river theylived. And yet she is as intelligentabout this matter as many of theWestern people. They have a decidedprejudice against the name Yankee.They do not understand in what thegreat superiority of the Yankees overthem consists.Sept. 12. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 72. Mr.Patten. Mrs. Bramlet's brothercame here on business and stoppedawhile.Sept. 13. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M.77. S.S. 64. Thisis the last day which Mr. Merchantwill be here at present. I have beenwriting to Mrs. Warren of Sacramento.Sept. 14. Sabbath. T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 77.S.S.69. Attended an interesting S. school.Felt very tired afterward.My health is still very poor.Sept. 15. T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 92. S.S. 79. Bro.George has started for N. E. My lastSept. 15. words to him were, "Be sure tobring out Mother Locke when youreturn." He has gone to Sacramento,and Dr. has gone with him.I feel lonely tonight. But I willlean on my ever present helper.I have today been writing toMother and Susan.Sept. 16. T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 96. S.S. 87. Lutheris now five men the old, and weighsnineteen pounds. He is growingvery strong, but shows no signsof teething. He is no more troublethan formerly. He gets hold of thingssome and can hold them for alittle time, but soon loses them.We thought some of having hisdaguerreotype taken to send toN. E. by George, but concluded towait a while longer until he is older.About noon today, two boyscame along and asked if Dr. Lockelived here. When I replied "yes"they said, "Our father, Mr. Bryer,told us to come here to dinner."They were remaining things to Ionefrom where they formerly lived Ihave been writing to Augusta & toMother Locke.

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September 1856

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