July 14. my humble opinion, she is sadly deficientin this respect. It is quiteunpleasant to observe the way inwhich she endeavors to manage Anna -a girl of four years. And yet Annareally has, if not entirely, at leastnearly, her own way.July 15. Wednesday, T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 92. S.S.77. Mrs. Warren, who did not returnwith me last night, came down withMr. Montgomery to get some clothingwhich she had left here. Sheis going up to make a visit there.Have been writing to Sister Susan.July 16. T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 98. S.S. 86. Mr.Coffey called for a short time thisforenoon. Luther is now fifteenmonths old, and does not yet walk.I do not know but he will talkfirst, as he makes some very goodattempts at talking. He says hatas plainly as any one when he tries,and endeavors to say a great manywords. He will say "there tis" onlyleaving off the last s. When he rideswith us, he is all elated, and triesJuly 16. to say "go along" to the horse. He isalso very fond of being put upon ahorse's back, either with or without asaddle, and when he is once on, noone can induce him to get off byhis desire. When his father comes upto the door with a horse, Luther willstretch out his arms to their utmostlength, to go also. If you ask himwhat the bossy says, he will answer"bah". I wish he would lean to walk.He is very active - will creep backwardsor forwards at pleasure, andwalk round the room pushing a chairbefore him. He weighs twenty three poundsand has but seven teeth. His hair beginsto be a little curly, but whetherit curls or not, I care not.July 17. T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 102. S.S. 85.July 18. T.S.R. 61. 2 P.M. 96. S.S. 79. Today wehave received very good letters fromN. E. Susie likes the school as well asever. George has been with me thisafternoon, and has read to me theletters which he has received. Hada pleasant visit from him. Near
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