Jan. 9. named Mr. Crump, who has beenkeeping a small store near Mr.Hodges' new mill. He made twothrusts into John's back, seeminglywith an intention of killing him,and then escaped on horseback.He was not pursued, it seemsvery strange to me that he was notJohn bled very profusely, so as to endangerhis life. He was put into awagon, after having his woundsdressed, and was brought downto Elmer's. The Dr. thinks the knifedid not enter the thorax, and hopeshe will recover.Jan. 10. T.S.R. 28. 2 P.M. 52. S.S. 46. Today I havebeen quite ill, having had a violentpain in my right breast, accompaniedwith a degree of hardness which seemedto threaten an abscess in thatplace. Have had some wet ashes appliedwhich has relieved the pain. This eveI have had a fit of vomiting, whichhas much reduced my strength.Luther has another tooth, the mateof the first one. This morning, a sonJan. 10. of Mr. William Parker - John. HodgesParker, died of putrid sore throat.I think he was between three andfour years of age.Jan. 11. Sabbath. T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 52. S.S. 50.I am free from pain, but weak.The funeral of J. H. Parker wasattended today at Mr. ThomasParker's. Willie Parker is sick also.The little boy was buried on thisside of the river, just above Mr.T. B. Parker's house, as I understand.Jan. 12. T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 61. S.S. 54. We spendthese long evenings in a pleasant andprofitable way. When I can read aloud,which is not often, on account of myweak eyesight, I do so but most of thetime, Dr. reads aloud to me when he isat home, and thus beguiles and entertainsthose hours which would otherwisesometimes seem long and tedious. Weare now reading "Locke on Education"author John Locke. He had some veryexcellent ideas on the subject withwhich we perfectly agree. Which we wereengaged in reading this evening,
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