Delia Locke


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Nov. 3. Mr. Walker called, also Rev. Mr.Sharp, but went over to Elmers to spendthe night there.Nov. 4. T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 73. S.S. 65. Electionthat eventful day. Dr. has been absentmost of the day, and returnswith the intelligence, that inthe two precincts in this vicinity,the Republicans have the majority.We hope that this day has decidedthe election of Fremont and Dayton.Yet we hardly expect it. But thecause of right and freedom willat last prevail over slavery & wrong.Nov. 5. Wednesday. T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M.66. S.S. 57. We have today receivedletters from home. The family arein usual good health. Loraineis no better, but rather worse.Nov. 6. T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 56. This is thetwenty second anniversary of my parentswedding day. And now theyare the grandparents of our sweet littleboy. Lawrence Moore took dinner here.Nov. 7. T.S.R. 27. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 57. We hada very cold night the coldest of theyear. Lawrence took breakfast withus.Nov. 8. T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 69. SisterClara is three years old today. Mr.Vincent brought his wife & daughtersto spend the evening with me, whilehimself with Mr. Boody who alsocalled, and Dr. went to a schoolmeeting. At the meeting, they votedto build a new schoolhouse near thepresent one, and chose a buildingcommittee for that purpose, consistingof seven. We need a new houseboth for meetings and schools.Nov. 9. Sabbath. T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 73. S.S. 63.I have such a bad cough that it deprivedme of the privilege of attendingS. school today.Nov. 10. T.S.R. 30. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 62.Nov. 11. T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 60. Thismorning I had an upper toothextracted, which has troubled mevery much of late. It came veryhard, and the operation was painful.Mrs. Holman and Annie, Mrs.Shepard and Johnny, have spentthe afternoon with me. Mrs. S. is servingfor Mrs. Holman.Nov. 12. Wednesday. T.S.R. 31. 2 P.M. 70.S.S. 63. Mr. James Smith from near

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November 1856

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