1857Jan. 1. Temperature at Sun Rise 32. at 2 P.M.51 at Sunset 46. I commence thisNew Year under favorable auspices.Our family now consists of five, vizDr. and myself, little Luther, Robertand Mr. Haywood. We are all prettywell, as are also our friends, as far aswe know. We hope this year mayprove to be as happy to us as thepast one has been. Today I have beenwriting to Brother George Lockewho is in N. E. Have also had a callfrom Mrs. Staples and Lizzie.This evening, we have had an oystersupper, and Father Locke and E. H.were invited. We spent the eveningin pleasant conversation.Jan. 2 T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 46. S.S. 44. This dayhas been cloudy and rainy. Luthershows us his first tooth today - one ofthe front teeth on the lower jaw. Heis now eight and one-half months old.He is just beginning to cough likethe whooping cough, and we thinkhe has it, for Robert has had it for
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