Aug. 17. T. S. R. 62. 2 P.M. 103. S.S. 84. I havebeen very busy writing letters today.I have written to mother, to Susan,and to Cousin A. A. Holden.Aug. 18. T. S. R. 62. 2 P.M. 92. S.S. 77.Aug. 19. Wednesday. T. S. R. 57. 2 P.M. 91. S.S. 73.Just after noon today, Mrs. Holmanand Annie with Mrs. Shepard andJohnny came here. Mrs. Shepard wishedto have some teeth extracted, and shetook chloroform before the operation.It succeeded well, and she soon recoveredfrom its effects. During their stay, Mr.Shepard (her husband's father) andMr. Douglass called. Soon after this,all our friends left. Mr. Shepard andfamily will soon leave this neighborhood,and remove to Suisun Valley.I regret this very much, as they arevery pleasant people. But they havequite a large herd of cattle, and wherethey are now living, there is nograss for them. So they wish to go tosome place where it is more abundant.They have been about prospecting,and think they prefer Suisun Valley.Aug. 20. T. S. R. 57. 2 P.M. 91. S.S. 80. Mr. J.D. Littlefield arrived here about noontoday. He has been stopping at San Franciscofor a while back, and previouslyat Maryville. He is in search of employment,and would like to get asituation as a teacher.Aug. 21. T. S. R. 60. 2 P.M. 96. S.S. 84. Mr.Littlefield went after breakfast toMr. Words', to get a valise whichhe left there. Was not here to dinner.This afternoon, Dr., Luther andmyself have been making calls.We first rode down and crossed theriver at Staples'. The horse did notseem inclined to pull us over in thegig, so we alighted and walked overon the ferry boat, which reachesnearly from side to side. We firstcalled on Mrs. Bodenhamer, whomwe found at home. The state of confusionin which her house was,did as credit to her as a housewife.Her little girl walks very well now,though she is a month younger thanLuther. We next called on Mrs. Foster.
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