Mar. 1. Sabbath. T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 58.This forenoon we went to the schoolhouseand heard a sermon fromMr. Briggs. Text - "This is life eternalthat they may know thee,the only true God, and JesusChrist whom thou hast sent."We had a full congregation, and thesermon was very interesting. Afterthe sermon, the sacrament of theLord's Supper was administered, andmembers of churches of other denominationswere invited to remainand partake of the emblems. Aboutfifteen remained, among whichwas myself. I was very gratefulfor the opportunity of once more,unworthy as I am, coming to thecommunion table. Nearly twoyears have elapsed since I havebeen permitted this privilege.To me it was a joyful occasion,and I bless God for permittingme to enjoy it. It matters not tome though he who administeredit, and they who kneel aroundMar. 1. the table beside me, be called byanother name. If we have one commonShepherd, shall we not be allgathered into one fold? After theseservices, the congregation engagedin singing for a short time beforewe retired. When we hadreached home, Father stopped &took dinner with us. There is tobe a sermon in the schoolhouseabove this evening, but it is toofar for me to attend. This willend the series of meetings. Therehas not been the number ofstrangers which we had expectedand provided for. But theroads are very bad after the longrains, which circumstancedoubtless deterred many whowould otherwise have come. Luthergoes to church with me, andbehaves remarkably well.Mar. 2. T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 71. S.S. 59.Mar. 3. T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 61.Mar. 4. T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 59. This isInaugeration Day. James Buchanan.
Original diary dimensions: 15 x 22 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
To view additional information on copyright and related rights of this item, such as to purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish them, click here to view the Holt-Atherton Special Collections policies.
Delia Locke, diaries, women, diarist, California, Locke-Hammond Family Papers, Lockeford, CA, Dean Jewett Locke, rural life, rural California, 19th Century, church, temperance organizations, Mokelumne River Ladies' Sewing Circle, temperature recordings, journal