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Delia Locke

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Apr. 27. man. For some time, we havethought it nothing but a pretence.But now this man appears, andsays it belongs to him. But themore he describes as his, is a verydifferent one from the Dr.'s.Apr. 28. T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 71. S.S. 59. Mr.Vance commenced work for usthis afternoon. Luther shows us todaytwo more teeth, and creeps veryfast.Apr. 29. Wednesday. T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 80. S.S.65. This morning, Dr. took me toride in the spring wagon. I havelong been wishing to make avisit at Mr. Shepard's. I wastherefore very glad of an opportunityto do so. We met with nothingunusual until we reached theriver. This we found was very high.We stopped on this side opposite thehouse, and presently Mr. Shepardcame across to us in a boat. We enteredit, leaving the horses onthis bank, and we were soon onthe other side. We found the familyApr. 29. all well as usual. In the course of theafternoon, the elder Mr. Shepard showedus a part of a new translation ofthe Bible, which I think he saidis not yet quite complete. Hethinks it will be plainer thanour common editions, and easierto be understood. And fromwhat I was able to judge, he maybe correct. At least, some of theprevious apparent contradictionsin the Bible, are here set right.As Dr. was obliged to visit some patients,he soon left us, Luther isan exceedingly good boy, andmakes but very little trouble.He and I shall remain hereover night.Apr. 30. T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 68. Just afterdinner, Robert came for us, andbidding my friends goodbye, westarted for home. Stopped at Mrs.Poland's, and found that she hasanother little daughter, born on mymother's birthday. She has nowthree - the oldest two years and two

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1857

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Original diary dimensions: 15 x 22 cm.

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Locke_Diary_1857_Image_037.tif

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

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Delia Locke, diaries, women, diarist, California, Locke-Hammond Family Papers, Lockeford, CA, Dean Jewett Locke, rural life, rural California, 19th Century, church, temperance organizations, Mokelumne River Ladies' Sewing Circle, temperature recordings, journal

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