Delia Locke


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1892. The sewing machine Nellie Whipple was buried at Clements today. received a letter from Eunice and wrote to Ida. At the Concert in the church this evening they cleared our thirtyfive dollars for the new chairs. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 77.)

Sept. 9. Friday. Received letters from Ida and Mr. Cooke and wrote to Ada and Mr. Cooke. He wrote from near King's City, Monterey Co. And says it is very hot and Dusty there. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 89. S.S. 75.)

Sept. 10. Saturday. Have written to Eunice and a birthday card to Bro. Josiah who is today fortyeight years old, and doing well in Butte, Montana. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 73.)

Sept. 11. Sabbath. We have attended meeting and heard a good sermon by Rev. Stewart from the text, "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth," D.C. Received letters from Eunice, Calvin, Horace and Willie. The three boys are together for the first time at Horace's home in Campello. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 74.)

Sept. 12. Monday. Was in bed this forenoon with severe sick headache. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 72.)

Sept. 13. Tuesday. Have written to Boston. (T.S.R-.50. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 68.)

Sept. 14. Wednesday. Have attended prayermeeting this afternoon. (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 65.)

Sept. 15. Thursday. Received letters from Ada and Ida and wrote to Ida. (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 69.)

Sept. 16. Friday. Received letter from Calvin and wrote to Ada. Calvin is back again in Boston to begin his third year in the Institute of Tech. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 64.)

Sept. 17. Saturday. Received letters from Eunice and Willie and wrote to Eunice. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 76. S.S. 66.)

Sept. 18. Sabbath. We have attended meeting and heard a good sermon by Rev. Stewart from the text, "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away", D.C. at a church meeting that followed, John Demangeot was voted into the membership. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 72.)

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1892. Sept. 19. Monday. Morning cloudy. The order for the new church chairs was sent today. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 68.)

Sept. 20. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 70.)

Sept. 21. Wednesday. Cloudy. At the prayermeeting this afternoon a man by the name of Preston was present, and helped to make the season a good one. He is canvassing for a book- "Rules of Polite Society"- which seems to be a handy one for reference, and as the children often wish to consult such a book, I think i will buy it. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 74. S.S. 67.)

Sept. 22. Thursday. Have written to Ida. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 66.)

Sept. 23. Friday. Received a letter from Eunice and wrote to Boston (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 68.)

Sept. 24. Saturday. Received a letter from Ada and wrote to Eunice and Ada. Ada writes that Mary Goodsell - the youngest of Rev. Goodsell's of Murphys children, has developed a spine complaint, and the mother has gone with her to San Francisco for Treatment for her. She will be obliged to wear case to keep her straight. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 76.)

Sept. 25. Sabbath. At church today we listened to a good sermon from the text, "The wages of sin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life", DC- Rev. Stewart, pastor. Received four good letters - one each from Ida, Horace, Calvin and Willie. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 80.)

Sept.26. Monday We had a long and continuous thunder-shower lasting from before midnight last night to 3A.M. this morning with quite a heavy rain. (T.S.R. 62. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 78.)

Sept. 27. Tuesday. Will Jones and Katie Ryan were married this morning in the Catholic Church. He is a long-time clerk in Bruml's store, and will go to house keeping at once in the place. Received a letter from Ada and wrote to Boston children. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 89. S.S. 74.)

Sept. 28. Wednes. Have attended prayermeeting this P.M. and received a letter from Eunice. Shower this evening. (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 68.)

Date Original

January 1892

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circa 1892-1897


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