Delia Locke


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2 - are the clerk's office, a fruitstand, and a table where piesand cakes are sold. Here I sawripe strawberries and grapes, andgreen peas and cucumbers. Asyou enter this saloon fromthe west side, it is interestingto see the people gatheredthere, at any time of the day,but chiefly in the afternoon andevening. Mr. Hunt, one of theclerks, said that about 6000people were accomodated hereon a single Sabbath evening.This certainly does not speakwell for the religious characterof the New York people. Do theyremember the Sabbath to keep2 - it holy even unto the end,when they visit these fashionablesaloons, to sip ice creamsand other dainties? Our chamberaccomodations are very nice.Here again, we found marbletopped tables and stands a veryeasy lounge and bed. Wroteletters home, and retired to restfeeling happy to be safe on land,June 3. Sabbath. Attended service at TrinityChurch (Episcopal). Heard asermon on the Union of the Three. Father,Son and Holy Ghost inme. The ceremony of baptism wasperformed upon a child. This isthe second of such ceremonies, thatI have had the pleasure of seeing,

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Dates Covered

1855 (May-July)


Original diary dimensions: 9.5 x 14 cm.

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