Delia Locke


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Mar. 20. ception, and that may be keptfrom falling into temptation.There is an awakening intereston the subject of religion inAbington, and some besidesthese mentioned are rejoiningin hope. May that interestspread! Brother George writesthat Mother Locke refuses decidedlyto come out here. Shethinks she is very comfortable inher new house, and dreads thesea voyage. All the friends are well.Mar. 21. T.S. R. 49. 2 P.M. 61. S.S. 50. Wehave had showers today.Mar. 22. Sabbath. T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 53.Early this morning, Mr. WilliamParker came here to have someteeth extracted. He wished to takechloroform, and I was obliged toassist in the operation. Having recoveredfrom its effects, he wentaway a while afternoon. I thenbegan in haste to dress myself andLuther for Sabbath services. WhileI was so engaged, and before I hadMar. 22. finished, Mr. & Mrs. Peters camehere. I immediately served up dinnerfor them, shortly after whichwe all went to the schoolhouse.Mr. Peters gave us a discourse on thetransfiguration of Christ. After thiswe did not sing as usual, becauseit was too late. We have now a newS.S. library. The people of the neighborhoodhave contributed nearly fiftydollars to that object. I thinkthey are really generous at thistime, when they have just beento the expense of building the newschoolhouse.Mar. 23. T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 55.Mar.24. T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 55. Theday has been cloudy. We have beenengaged this evening, as we havemany evenings of the past month,in reading the history of the"Swiss Family Robinson."Mar.25. Wednesday. T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 64. S.S.55. Mr. Vance called towards eve.Mar. 26. T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 62.Mar. 27. T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 59. We

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