Feb. 3. making great proficiency in hisstudies in the Grammar School,and acquitting himself with creditMr. Putnam came here to havesome teeth extracted, and tooktea with us.Feb. 4. Wednesday. T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 56. S.S.54. Showery.Feb. 5. T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 52. S.S. 49. Thisday has also been showering. Lutherhas another tooth - the mate tothe upper one which he had before.Feb. 6. T.S.R. 30. 2 P.M. 51. S.S. 44. Last nightMr. T. B. Parker's youngest child, alittle girl, died. Dr. Bentley, hasbeen attending her. We did notlearn what was the disorder. Shewas buried this afternoon. It wasthrough Mr. Montgomery's influencethat Mr. Parker employed Dr. B;for they have always before in sicknesscalled. Dr. Locke. Mr. Montgomeryis doing everything in hispower to injure my husband'spractice and reputation throughoutthis whole neighborhood; andFeb. 6 he has just been guilty of one of themeanest acts that one could imagine.Annie Holman has been, and still isvery sick, and Dr. Locke has beenemployed to attend her. Yesterdaymorning, Mr. Montgomery went toMr. Holman's and inquired after Annie,and asked them if they wouldnot like a Dr. Mr. Walker, to whomthe question was addressed, repliedthat Dr. Locke was already attendingher. Mr. M. then asked if they didnot want another Dr. Mr. Walker saidthat he thought they were well satisfiedwith the one they had. Mr. M.then went away, and presently Dr.Bentley came riding by, but he wasnot invited in. Mr. Montgomery's motivesmust be very unkind ones. Iknow not what they are. Mr. Walker'sschool closed this afternoon after an examination.It was too cold to take Lutherout, so I could not go.Feb. 7. T.S.R. 24. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 52.Feb. 8. Sabbath. T.S.R. 27. 2 P.M. 51. S.S. 49.As Luther was not well enough to go out,
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