Apr. 1. Wednesday. T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 65.S.S.59. Today we have again received lettersfrom home. Sister Susie hasnot yet decided whether or notshe will come out with George. Hehas visited Abington again, andwent with Susie and Cousin A.to visit the Mount Vernon Cemeteryin Abington. He writes from,Nashua in a desponding way,and says he thinks he shall returnwithout a wife. He thinkshe has not time to become asintimately acquainted with anyone, as he should wish to bewith one whom he would marry.If he returns entirely alone, I shallfeel deeply disappointed.Apr. 2. T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 61.Apr. 3. T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 74. S.S. 66.Apr. 4. T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 77. S.S. 70. Veryearly this morning, Mrs. Stapleshad a little daughter born. Shehas now three children. Mr.Goodman from Dry Creek, tookdinner with us.Apr. 5. Sabbath. T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 84. S.S73. This has been the warmest daywe have had this year. We startedfor the S. school in the usual time,and when we had arrived at theschoolhouse, we found that butfew had assembled; and as the Dr.must visit Mrs. Staples, I wentdown with him. I did not takeLuther with me, because he hasa bad cold, but left him athome with Robert. We found Mrs.Staples getting along very well.Mrs. Foster was with her, so I hadan opportunity of seeing her also.She is as quiet and kindheartedas ever. When we had returned tothe schoolhouse, we found theS. school all over, so we could onlyenjoy the singing whichcame after. After we had returnedMr. Walker called; and beforehe had gone, Mr. Montgomerydrove up with his wife. Shecame in, but he drove on anddid not get out. I could not
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