Aug. 3. T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 92. S.S. 77. Lutherseems to be much better today, andlaughs and plays a little, for thefirst time since he was taken ill.School commenced today at the Octagonschoolhouse, under the care of MissShackford. She called in tonight asshe went home, and said therewere thirteen scholars present. Mr.Wallace has been at work for theDr. today.Aug.4. T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 72. Earlythis morning. Mr. William Parker's youngest child died, and theysent around word that the funeralwould be attended this afternoon,on this side of the river. At the timeappointed, Mrs. Shackford and Iwent up in the gig, learning Lutherwith the Dr. The child was buriednear the edge of the bluff overlookingthe river, by the side of its brotherand cousin. Now, "three little gravesrange side by side "there, and allhave been made this year. The littleone was almost two years old - a petAug. 4. and perhaps, an idol. This is anotherof Dr. Bentley's. He reports thatthe first trouble was toothing, andwhen this was relieved, she was attackedwith lung fever, of which shedied. This is a great loss to the parentsand it was sad to see them grieve.Mr. Brakeman conducted the funeralexercises which were short, and tookplace at the grave. Mr. Wallace hasbeen here again today, at workAug. 5. Wednesday. T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 90.S.S. 76. Luther does not recover fast.He is still weak, and at times, isquite sick. But he sleeps well, andwhen his teeth are fairly through,and the irritation has subsided,we think he will get strong again.Mr. Wallace is still at work here.Aug. 6. T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 94. S.S. 80. Luther isvery irritable, and cries at everylittle cause. This is uncommonfor him, and it tries me exceedingly,I hope he will soon be well. JudgeShaffer of Stockton is here, andwill remain over night.
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