Delia Locke


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Feb. 10. with him as far as Mrs. Holman'sand made her a visit. Had a pleasanttime. Annie is now recovering.Feb. 11. Wednesday. T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 60. S.S.57. A cloudy day. Mr. Dorsy hasbeen here this afternoon, and hasbeen relating to us some things interestingabout the Northern mountainswhere he has been traveling. Speakingof the lumber, he supposes it tobe the finest in the world, especiallythat on the Humboldt and Eel rivers.He says there are vast forests of treesfrom 250 to 300 feet high, and witha diameter of three feet near theground, which diameter remainsthe same to a great height. Thesetrees stand so thickly together,that one could not be chosen andfelled. Other trees there are withdiameters of from 6 to 10 feet, andmany of them. He described thewild berries as being very nice,and said he had brought downsome of the roots to sell. Dr. boughtsome of them, and we hope they will growFeb. 12. T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 53. Rainy.I have been writing to a Cousin; LydiaA. Cobb of West Abington, My healthis quite poor now. But I must be submissiveI sometimes find it hard tobe patient, and almost wish myselfas strong as some others. But I endeavorto drive such feelings away, and endurepatiently what of suffering andweakness is sent upon me. "God ismy help; therefore shall I not bemoved."Feb. 13. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 56. Showery.Feb. 14. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 54.ShoweryI have today been writing to Sister Susan.Mr. A. J. Barton made us a call.After he had gone, E. H. and Mr.Wallace also called for a short time.Feb. 15. Sabbath. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 52.This day has been very rainy, consequentlywe have had no S. school.Feb. 16. T.S.R.43. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 50. ShoweryI have today been writing to my another,Mother Locke and Bro. George.Luther is today ten months old, andhe weighs twenty two pounds. He has

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