Delia Locke


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May 10. which trailed over it, and made itsuch a nice retreat from the sun.Seats are arranged within, and ina hot day, it must be very inviting.The fruit trees, of which hehas every variety, look finely.No fruit is now ripe except strawberries,of which we carried awaytwo boxes, which, although of mammothsize, did not prove to bevery sweet. The boxes were of glass,and I shall use mine for acard-box. Dr. goes to church thisevening, but it is too cold andwindy for me to go out.May 11. T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 56.Sac. City.This morning, in company withMrs. Warren and Anna, we wentto Mr. Beal's Daguerreotype Rooms,where we procured what we have solong and ardently wished for apicture of our little Luther. Hesat on a stool beside me, and wewere taken together. We think itis a very good picture of him.We intend to send it to N. E. andMay 11. there have it copied, as it costs somuch to have this done here. Wepaid today, three dollars for alikeness without a fame. Mrs. W.had Anna's daguerreotype taken,not without considerable trouble, asAnna was unwilling. After learningthis place, Dr. took Luther and accompaniedMrs. Warren to her home,leaving Luther there. I then proceededto snake some purchases ofdry goods, and presently Dr.returned, and when I had finishedbuying, we went togetherto St. Charles' Hotel and tookdinner. We then went to Mrs.Warren's, and Dr. went out again.Presently, he came for one to gowith him, and we went to theDentists' Establishment of "Lightand Pearson," where I had a toothfilled, and one fixed. After this, wetook a long walk on the levee, and returnedmuch fatigued.May 12. S.T.R. 40. 2 P.M. 74. S.S. 64. This morningwe started for home. After riding

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