Nov. 12. Dry Creek, called and dinedwith us.Nov. 13. T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 56. L.Moore has now gone to Nevada City.His Uncle, Mr. Rogers, is keepinga public house there. Mr. Bragghas been here this afternoon onbusiness, also Mr. Holman thisevening, who is a member of theschoolhouse building committee.He came to consult with the Dr.in reference to that matter.Nov. 14. T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 60. Havetoday been writing to Sister Susan.Nov. 15. T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 58. Theday has been cloudy and rainy.Have been writing to Mother.Nov. 16. Sabbath. T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 56. S.S.53. We have had a showery day. Consequently,I could not well attendthe S. school. Luther is today sevenmonths old and weighs 21 pounds.He has grown very strong of late,sits alone, and can raise himselfup erect, by taking hold of one'sfingers. He is a very good boy, andI keep him on the bed or the loungemost of the time. If I put himNov.16. on his breast on the bed, hewill get upon his hands and kneesand shake himself so as to move thewhole bed. It is really amusing tosee him. He will also creep backwardson the bed very fast- butdoes not get forwards yet - putsout his hands so prettily for anyme to take him, and goes to everyone without fear. He holds hisbottle in his own hands while hesucks it, and gets most of hisnourishment in this way. The wayhe kisses is this - he will put hismouth to your face, run out histongue and make a little noise.Each night he goes to bed contentedlyat sunset, and when I retire, Itake him up and give him somemilk, then put him to bed again,and he sleeps until morning. Heis now wakeful through the day.Nov. 17. T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 57. Thisday has been cloudy and rainy. Wehave received letters from home, containing,as usual, good news. We havealso received a letter from Bro. George,dated at Norfolk. Virginia. The steamer
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