Delia Locke


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Mar. 18. possibility of her coming here fora long time. There were showersin the night.Mar. 19. Thursday. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 62.S.S. 56. Father Locke took dinnerhere today. This afternoon, as Imuch wished to see Mrs. Holmanon business, I rode up there in thegig and made her a call, leavingLuther here with the Dr. Heshowed me how to harness in thesorrel mare - very gentle - whichoperation I undertook for thefirst time. He says I shouldknow how in case of an emergency,and I think so too.Mar. 20. T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 56. Thismorning, being cool and pleasant,Mrs. Holman and I rode downto visit Mrs. Vincent. We rodein the gig, and as I had Lutherin my arms, and Mrs.Holman had Annie, our carriagewas so well filled thatwe could hardly ride comfortably.We found Mrs. VincentMar. 20. and family well, and had apleasant visit. They have now a woodenhouse, which is more comfortablethan their former cloth house.All were surprised that my littleboy should sit by himself at mealtime, and not come to the table,but they could not help thinkinghim, a very good boy. Just afterwe had arrived home, Dr. camefrom the P. O. with the N. Eng.mail. The letters contained thevery best of news, which the moredelighted me, because it was sounexpected. Sister Susan writesme that she hopes her sins havebeen forgiven, and Brother Rolandis also indulging the samehope. O what good, glad news!It indeed makes me happy.Our kind Heavenly Father haspermitted another bond of unionbetween our loving hearts. They areboth very happy, as indeed wemight expect they would be. MayGod grant that - it may be no de-

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