Delia Locke


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Nov. 24. T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 50. RainyNov. 25. T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 49. S.S. 49. Thishas been a cloudy day. This forenoonfour squaws came here and weremuch interested in seeing littleLuther. They staid longer thanI wished them to, for though Ido not object to seeing them for afew minutes, I can not say thatI desire to be in their companylong at a time.Nov. 26. Wednesday. T.S.R. 31. 2 P.M.56. S.S. 48. I am now gaining strengthquite fast, and hope soon to bestronger than I have been forseveral months.Nov. 27. T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 48.Nov. 28. T.S.R. 30. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 54.Mr. Goodman, from Dry Creek, cameto have some teeth extracted and remainedto dinner. Elmer has spentthe evening with us. The evening israiny.Nov. 29. T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 50. I havewritten to my Abington friendSusan Ward, today. The long eveningsare now spent by us verypleasantly, and I hope profitNov. 29. ably, in reading. The state ofmy eyesight does not permit meto sew in the evening, or seldom toread. But my kind husbandwillingly reads aloud if I can interestmyself in what he is reading.So I give my attention oftento medicine, and am feeling somewhat interested in it. The nightis rainy.Nov. 30. Sabbath. T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 55.S.S. 45. A man traveling stopped herethis morning to breakfast. We haveattended S. school, I hope with benefit.Mr. Heath called and tooktea with us.Dec. 1. T.S.R. 27. 2 P.M. 51. S.S. 45. Ihave today been writing to myparents, and to cousin Augusta.I have seen a number of verybeautiful birds near the house,of late. Now that winter is comingon, they seem to be tamer &more industrious in picking upfood. Many of them sing, butnot so sweetly as the birds of springDec. 2. T.S.R. 29. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 49. Todaywe dined on wild goose and ducks.

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November 1856

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