Delia Locke


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May 16. Luther is today thirteen months old. Heseems to be no better, but is still sick.We find he has lost three pounds inweight, and weighs only twenty twopounds. Before he was taken sick, hecrept all over the house very fast,and would walk around by takinghold of things. But now he scarcelyfeels able to sit up at all, and wishes tosleep or doze most of the time. Poorlittle boy! he is getting weak quite fast.I bought him a rattle in Sac. Citywith a whistle at the end. This isthe only play thing we have ever boughtfor him. He can blow the whistle aswell as any one. He has now seven teethfour upper and three underones.May 17. Sabbath. T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 82. S.S.67. As Luther is no better today, Icould not attend S. school, but remainedat home with him while therest went. S. L. Moore has been hereagain all day.May 18. T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 71. S.S. 57.The cool weather seems to be somewhatMay 18. reviving to Luther, and he hasbeen a little better today. I hope itis the commencement of his entirerecovery. This morning, S. L. Moorestarted on Bro. Elmer's team for Sac.City. I hope he will find a permanentsituation there. He always makesthis his home when he is out ofwork, which is quite often, and asI do not particularly respect him,I have been somewhat annoyed byhis frequent visits of late. Dr.almost despairs of ever seeing himwhat he had hoped to see him,worthy of such a father as Dr. Moore.His habits are now indolent, if notvicious. And we fear he is on the roadto a sad old age.May 19. T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 64. Lutheris not so much better today, as Ihad hoped he would be from hisappearance yesterday, but is stillsick and weak. We have receivedletters from N. E. containing theusual good news, and some additionalnews. The work of grace is still

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