Delia Locke


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June 22. it the appearance of a large mound.A hole is left through the centreof it, through which the smokefrom the fire passes, which theybuild and dance around it. Theschoolhouse is furnished with newbenches which look very well. Theschool is small, there being buteleven scholars present. Mr. Walkersays he expects to have abouttwenty five, when they all come in.After we reached home, we rodedown in the bottom, to see themreaping with a reaping-machine.From this place, we went to E. H.'s.after tea, we returned home.June 23. T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 66. This forenoon,Messrs. Givings and ThomasParker called for a short-time. Theformer has been sick with the Panamafever, and is riding out forhis health. E. H. and Miss Shackfordcame over on horseback, andstopped a few minutes.June 24. Wednesday. T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 65.This morning, an Indian and squawJune 24. came here. They seem to be a muchmore affectionate couple than is usualamong that tribe. They askedfor food, and we gave them somegriddle cakes which I had fried inthe morning. There was sugar onthem, and the cake which the Indianhad, happened to have a largelump on it. He broke off the piecewhich held the sugar, and gave it tohis squaw. Such little attentions asthis are uncommon for them.This afternoon, Mrs. Holman andGeorge came along with a wagonand wished me to go to the Ranchto call on the ladies. I was verytired but did not like to refuse,so I went and had a pleasant time.June 25. T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 70. Mr.Hearsing dined with us. This afternoon,I have received a call fromMrs. Staples, baby and Lizzie, Mrs.Foster and Mrs. Gove. After stoppinga few minutes, they desiredme to accompany them to theRanch, which I did. After makinga short and happy call there, Bro. E. H.

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