Delia Locke


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Oct. 18. some specimens of tobaccoleaves which he himself raised onthis river. He says he thinks theriver bottoms well adapted toraising a pretty good quality oftobacco. I never saw any before.They have a very strong, disagreeablesmell. This afternoon we rodedown and called on a family whohave just settled on a claim aboveMr. Wallace's. Their name isBrakeman. Mrs. Brakeman is inill health, and rather desponding.She has two boys and twogirls. As we turned away, theold man kicked up and brokeone of the shafts of the gig; butDr. managed to tie it up sothat we could get home with it.Oct. 19. Sabbath. T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 67.S.S. 60. Was not quite well enoughto attend S. school Mary's littlesister came here with her afterward.Oct. 20. T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 58. Acold day. Missouri Parker came tolearn a song to sing on examinationday. Mr. Walker also calledafter school. Ellen McDowell went home.Oct. 21. T.S.R. 28. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 56. MissParker and Emma Holman came togetherto learn to sing.Oct. 22. Wednesday. T.S.R. 28. 2 P.M. 65. S.S.57. A gentleman named Canfieldcalled and took dinner here. Beforehe had gone, Barnes Parker and Mr.Christian called, and I sang andplayed to them. Elmer also called &Mr. Brakeman. Mr. Walker took teawith us.Oct. 23. T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 59. Messrs.Wallace & Alexander came to build abarn for the Dr. In the evening.Messrs. Compton & Card called afew moments. One of my teeth commencedto ache in the evening, andbeing very painful kept me awakeuntil after 3 o'clock.Oct. 24. T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 61. S.S. 55. MessrsWallace & Alexander came again today.I have been almost sick. Ithas been a cloudy day and threateningto rain.Oct. 25. T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 60. This afternoonwe have attended the schoolexamination & exhibition in the littleschoolhouse by us. It was a very in-

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October 1856

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