Jan.16. more and more. As my milk hasmostly left me, I think it is bestto wean him entirely. AccordinglyI have commenced today. And henow take his entire nourishmentfrom the bottle, which I fill withcows' milk sweetened and a littlediluted with water. He has nursedonly twice in a day for some timeSo it will be no trouble to wean himWe have today received letters from ourN. E. friends, which contain the usualgood news, viz. that they areall well. My health is not at allgood, neither can I expect it to bewith my fail constitution. But Ihave one blessing which few enjoy,one of the kindest of husbandsTherefore I can but be happy. Ihave today been reading of the "restwhich remaineth for the peopleof God." May that rest be ownwhen the ills of life are over.Jan.17. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 56. A cloudy dayJan.18. Sabbath. T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 54. Wehave had another cloudy day, but asJan.18. it did not rain, Dr. and I wentdown to the new schoolhouse withElmer, learning Robert and Lutherat home. This new schoolhouse is justfinished, and I have never seen itbefore. It is in the octagonal formwith windows on seven sides and adoor on the other. The walls are built ofboards placed upright, and the roofis so pointed that it makes one immediatelythink of an Indian'sround wigwam with a pointed roof.They have a nice new stove in it, butit is not yet seated, and I believethey intend to purchase the benchesin the Dr's little schoolhouse whenthis term of school is out and furnishthe house with them. We first helda Sabbath school, after which Rev. Mr.Sharp preached a sermon on what isrequired of those who would followChrist; viz, that they should not paytoo much attention to the things ofthe world, that they should be humble,&.c. etc. There were from twenty five tothirty present. After service seeing
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