Delia Locke


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Oct. 13. way towards home, as fast aspossible. What to do, we did notexactly know. But Mr. Athearnsaid he would harness his horsesand wagon, and take us home.He did so, and we had proceedednearly half the way home, whenwe were overtaken by a manwith the gig. The mare had wanderedout of the road, and hadbeen picked up, by the man whowas now driving her towardshome. We gladly exchanged carriages,and found that our gighad sustained no great injury.Oct. 14. T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 64.Mrs. Staples & Mrs. Smith havecalled on me this afternoon. Mrs.Smith was surprised to see howmuch larger my baby is thanhers. I have been writing to myparents and sister Susan.Oct. 15. Wednesday. T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M.77. S.S. 64. Dr. has been absent today.He went to Stockton this morningI have been writing to Augusta.The Misses Athearn & their fathercalled here this afternoon. I havereceived letters from home.Oct. 16. T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 65. Ihave been writing to Brother Georgetoday and directed my letter toNashua, N. H. Mrs. Vincent mademe a short call Luther is now sixmonths half a year old. How timeflies! He now can play with somethings quite well - knows me so wellthat he will show me that he wishesme to take him. He weighs twentypounds, but has no teeth yet. Hegets a part of his living now fromthe cow, as I do not have milkenough for him, but he has nevereaten anything else. He sucksa bottle which I have for him.He is getting very strong andcan sit alone. He is as quiet asever, and wears a jacket as large asAnnie Holman's.Oct. 17. T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 58. Thisday has been cloudy and rainy.Emma Holman came down andbrought Luther a present of a prettyrattle, which will amuse him well.Oct. 18. T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 60. Mr.Barnes Parker called and showed us

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October 1856

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