Delia Locke


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Apr. 30. months old. What a care! Alsocalled to leave some flower-plantsfor Mrs. Holman. Found herlooking very careworn and weary.No wonder that she is so, whenshe has so many dancing-schoolsto attend. Wonder if she is happy.After we had reached home, andwere a little rested, Mrs. Vincentcalled for a short time.May. 1. T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 72. We haveagain received the Atlantic mail.Sister Susan writes from the Bridgewater Normal School. She is thereand Cousin Rebecca is with her.Bro. George writes that he thinkshe shall being two or more ladieswith him, though he doesnot intend to be married.Mother Locke is too feeble to comeat present. She rest of the friendsare well.May 2. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 61. Thecase of the Dr's colt, which wasclaimed by another man, was leftto three arbiters - Messrs. Athearn,May. 2. Holman & Barton, and was to bedecided today. But after a shorthearing of the case, they could notdecide, and so it was left over untilMonday for decision. Thecolt was left at Mr. Holman'sfor safe keeping. She witnesses onthe side of the Dutchman, toldvery many lies, and affirmedthings which they must haveknown to be false; which Mr.Brock himself did not knowthe colt, but depended entirelyon the statement of others. S. L. Moorewill remain here over night.May 3. Sabbath. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 67.I have been able to attend S. schooltoday. S. L. Moore remained untilafter dinner, when he left us forMr. Hitchcock's. On their wayhome from S. school, Mr. Bartonand Mrs. Holman called for ashort time.May 4. T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 68. This morning,as Dr. and myself were standingat the open front door, we saw the

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