Delia Locke


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Sept. 17. Wednesday. T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M.100. S.S.89. I have today been preservingtomatoes. Mr. York came hereto work for us a few days. This eve.Dr. has returned from Sacramento.Sept. 18. T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 101. S.S. 89. Thisevening Mr. Walker has beenhere.Sept. 19. T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 74. Todaywe have received letters from N. E.Two gentlemen from Dry CreekMr. Bowen and his son - camehere and took dinner. Mr. B. not well, and will remain hereuntil he recovers, Mr. & Mrs. Praterfrom the Calaveras called herewith two daughters. I sang andplayed to them, and after theyhad gone, Mr. Card came in, &I sang and played for him also.He gave me the "Railroad Song."We now have eight in the family.Sept. 20. T.S.R. 59. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 64. Thisday George sails from San Francisco.Sept. 21. Sabbath. T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 85. S.S.74. Mr. Bowen came over to inquireafter his son's health. A youngerson came with him. L. Mooretook tea with us. Did not go to S.S.Sept. 22. T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 76.Sept. 23. T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 98. S.S. 85.We have today received a letter fromBro. George, which he wrote us fromSan Francisco. He has taken theNicaragua route to the East. We hopehe will get through safely, but therehas been so much trouble in Nicaragua,that I have some fearsfor him.Sept. 24. Wednesday. T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 97. S.S.85. A Mr. Burt called this morning.About nine o'clock. Father rode alongin his new wagon, and askedme if I would take the baby andride out with him. So I put onmy bonnet, and we rode up as faras Mrs. Holman's, where I alightedand stopped while Fatherwent on an errand to Mr. Montgomery's.I had a pleasant call.Sept. 25. T.S.R. 59. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 74.Just as I was arranging the dinnertable. Mr. & Miss Bowen ofDry Creek, rode up. She is a younglady of about eighteen years. Afterwe had taken dinner, we all went

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September 1856

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