Delia Locke


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June 6. Mr. Carnduff, a Presbyterianminister from Stockton, arrivedhere to spend the night with us.He is to preach for us tomorrow.June 7. Sabbath. T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 65.Church service commenced at eleveno'clock. Mr. Carnduff preached fromthe text - "Rejoice, O young man, in thyyouth," etc. He exhorted us to live todo good - that this was the chief endof life - and not to spend it in vainand foolish pleasures. His sermonwas a good, practical one. He spokemuch of the responsibilities of parentto rear up their children to liveusefully, and always to set a goodexample before them. After the sermon,which was a long one, we hadSabbath School, then returned home.June 8. T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 69.Mr. Walker took dinner with us today.I have written to Mrs. Burt.June 9. T.S.R. 59. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 79.June 10. Wednesday. T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 97. S.S.79. An Indian and two squaws camehere today. The Indian rode onJune 10. horseback, while the women walkedbeside him. When they arrived at thedoor, they all came in and seatedthemselves. Then the Indian told hissquaw to go and carry away the horse toa shade. She shook her head, and toldthe other one to go, which she did. Asit was dinner-time, I gave them somebread and butter. The Indian did notseem to wish to eat his piece, but gaveit to his squaw to carry for him;He seemed to consider himself quitea "lord of creation."June 11. T.S.R. 62. 2 P.M. 98. S.S. 82.June 12. T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M.98. S.S. 79. Today Ihave been writing to my mother.June 13. T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 89. S.S. 68. This isthe day on which, as many have said,the comet was to strike the earthand set it on fire. Consequently, manyhave talked as though they believedthat the world was to come to an endtoday. This has not proved to be correct.Indeed, the Word of God plainlyteaches us that we are not to know the"day neither the hour" when the Son of Mancometh.

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