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Delia Locke

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Nov. 21. and removed it without assistance.I must keep very still,he says, for a few days, and notmove about much. Then I hope tobe better than I have been for ayear past. Something of an unpleasantnature has occurred. Sincethe last school meeting, Mr. Montgomery,who was appointed one ofthe building committee, has beenabout the neighborhood, endeavoringto make it appear that the locationof the schoolhouse near uswas a contrived plan of the Dr's,for his self interest. Whereas,anyone who knows anything aboutit, also knows that those wholive nearest a schoolhouse, aremost incommoded by it. If itwas the desire of the neighborhoodthat it should be located near us,we were very willing, however, tobear all inconveniences. But itcould not be a personal benefit to us.Mr. Montgomery, called anothermeeting, which met this evening.And they have changed the locationto near the site of the formerNov. 21. house. But as Mr. M. wasno doubt influenced by some evilfeeling, I do not believe it will bea source of enjoyment to him. Neitherdo I think that they will longbe able to support a school in thatlocation. But I hope they may.It will make no difference to us.Bro. Elmer called after the meeting.Nov. 22. T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 45. S.S. 45.This has been a rainy day.Nov. 23. Sabbath. T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 60.S.S. 55. I arose and dressed this morning,but not yet feeling well. Dr. advisedme to lie down again. I was justabout preparing to do so, when Mrs.Campbell and little daughter and hersister Miss Bowen with their brother Damoncame to see us. I felt it wouldbe quite an effort to entertain them,and especially on Sunday which provedto be the case. But I managed to getalong as well as I could, and felt relievedwhen they departed, althoughthey are pleasant people. Mr. Copleycalled soon after, but did not staylong. He says his wife and childrenare in the mountains visiting her parents.

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November 1856

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Original diary dimensions: 13 x 20 cm.

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Locke_Diary_1855-1856_Image_105.tif

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

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Delia Locke, diaries, women, diarist, California, Locke-Hammond Family Papers, Lockeford, CA, Dean Jewett Locke, rural life, rural California, 19th Century, church, temperance organizations, Mokelumne River Ladies' Sewing Circle, temperature recordings, journal

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