Apr. 16. alloyed by talking of the death ofour cousin, mentioned above. Sincedinner, Dr. and Robert have beenmoving grass in the bottom.Apr. 17. T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 73. S.S. 59. Luther'seye seems to be a little better. S. L.Moore and Robert have been movingtoday.Apr. 18. T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 73. S.S. 58. The wateris running from the river across the bottominto the fishing pond, and thefishes are gliding out. We have beenmending an old fish seine, withwhich to catch some of them.Apr. 19. Sabbath. T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 58.I have not been able to attend S. schoolconsequently I have been at homeall day. Mr. Wallace took tea withus, and this evening we have beenengaged in singing.Apr. 20. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 59. Aboutnoon, Mr. Hitch cock and Alice,Mrs. Milton Shepard and Johnnycame in. After dinner, and Alicehad had a tooth extracted, Mrs. S.said she should like to go and seeApr. 20. our garden. I told her we could goif there was any horse to put intothe gig. I went and inquired ofthe Dr. and he said Robert wasusing the sorrel more, which goesin the gig, and there was no otherhorse which we could drive well.We were, therefore, about makingup our minds to stay at home,when Robert came with the morewhich was speedily harnessed, andwe set off. Dr. went before on horseback. We found some difficultyin crossing the stream at the footof the hill, owing to the awkwardnessof the driver (myself). We wentover the new bridge which Elmer hasmade near his house, and by thehouse to the garden. The pinks arejust beginning to bloom, and arevery fragrant. We gathered some pieplantfor Mrs. Shepard, and sooncame home, after which our friendsdeparted.Apr. 21. T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 60. My motheris today forty one years old. S. L. Moore
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