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Delia Locke

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Retrospect. husband and LawrenceMoore to Sacramento City, on avisit to Mr. & Mrs. Warren. AlsoDr. went from this place to SanFrancisco, to look after the goodswhich we had shipped round CapeHorn, and which had arrived. Wehad a pleasant time in Sac. City,and rode out in the gig for thefirst time.Nov. 3rd 1855.Our new house was completed andwe removed from Bro. Elmer's intoit. Our family then consisted of fivepersons. Mr. Simpson the carpenterLawrence Moore, Robert, Dr. and myself.Nov. 30th. 1855. We atethe first Thanksgiving dinner,which has occurred since my arrivalin this country.Jan. 10. 1856.Dr. met with that accident which,but for the good Providence of God,might have deprived him of hislife, he fell through the open trapdoor into the cellar, injuring hisshoulder joint so severely, that hehas never entirely recovered fromits efforts.Jan. 21. 1856. Iaccompanied my husband to Dry.Retrospect. town, to visit Mr. & Mrs.Burt. On our way there and returning,we met with some very interestingadventures: and the whole visitwas one of interest to me. It was thereI first saw the operations of the minersApr. 16. 1856. Dr.'s thirty third birthdaya day long to be remembered withinterest, because it was also thebirthday of our little Luther Jewett,so dear to our hearts. He is noweight and one-half months old, a finehealthy boy.May 30. 1856. My twentiethbirthday occurred.June. 14. 1856. Mrs. Lizzie Cooke, daughterof Dr. Moore of Boston, died. She wasmarried shortly after we were, and sixweeks before her death, became a mother,and left a little daughter to thecare of others.June 21. 1856. Acousin. Sarah Louisa Cotton-diedof heart complaint, supervening onscarlet fever. I think she was nineyears old.Aug. 1. 1856. Dr.commenced birthday a small schoolhouseat his own expense, situatednear us, to accomodate the district,that the children might have the

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December 1856

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Original diary dimensions: 13 x 20 cm.

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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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