Delia Locke


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Oct. 8. does. That is the place whereI had my first experience of Lawrence Moore is the cook therenow, and prepared a very good tea.We came home, and Elmer, Mr.Alexander, George Morse, JohnHern and Lawrence came over, &we spent the evening in singingmostly Fremont songs.Oct. 9. T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 80 S.S. 68.Today, Mrs. Burt & I spent a fewhours at Mrs. Staples', I left Lutherwith the Dr. Mrs. JohnSmith & Mrs. Hart from Stocktonare also visiting there, Mrs.Smith's little boy - three weeksyounger than mine - is notnearly as large. He has altogetherdifferent management frommine. It cried this afternoonand Mrs. Smith thought itmust be sick, of course, and accordinglydozed it with New Englandrum & sugar.Oct. 10. T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 69. Mrs.Holman & Annie came and spenta few hours with us this afternoon.I have been making a cap for Luther.Oct. 11. T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 73.Dr., Mrs. Burt & Mrs. Holman havegone to Stockton today, to attend aRepublican Convention. I muchwished and had intended to goalso, but did not feel quite wellenough to accompany them.Oct. 12. Sabbath T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 86. S.S.70. Mr. McDowell called this morningand wished to take Mary awaywith him. I gladly gave my consentto her going, and she wentDad did not return from Stocktonuntil this evening. Mrs. B.stopped with her husband atMr. Staples. We have had noS. school today, as most who attendit, were away.Oct. 13. T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 68. Mr.& Mrs. Burt called a few momentsthis morning on their way home.As Dr. & Mr. Burt had madesome land bargain, it was necessaryfor all of us to go to Mr. Athearn'sWe accordingly did so. Had a pleasantvisit, but when we came out togo home, we found that our gig wasmissing. The mace had made her

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October 1856

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