Delia Locke


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Aug. 21. Here we spent about two hours verypleasantly. After this, we crossedthe river again between Mr. Fostersand Mr. Hector's, and stoppinga few minutes at the Ranch, wereturned home.Aug. 22. T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 94. S.S. 77.Mr.Littlefield has been here all day.Lizzie Staples has had a birthdayparty. Robert was invited andwent. Says there were as many astwenty there.Aug. 23. Sabbath. T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 96. S.S.82. We went to the S.S. and expectedthere would be preaching afterwards.But Mr. Mc Culloch, whomade the appointment did notcome. So we spent a short time insinging, and then returned home.Mr. Littlefield is still here. S. L.Moore was here at dinner.Aug. 24. T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 75. Mr.Littlefield went above on the riverafter breakfast, and returneda little before night. Other thingsas usual.Aug. 25. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 74. Mr. Littlefieldwent down the river and did not returnuntil towards eve. Now that theday of election draws near, candidatesfor county offices come thick andfast. This going about to get votes forone's self, it seems to me is decidedlyout of taste. But especially when aman has failed to secure a nominationfrom any party, to leave allparties for the time, and nominateone's self, and then go about to securevotes - this looks to me as if allsense of decency and propriety hadbeen lost - lost for the sake of gainingsome paltry office.Aug. 26. Wednesday. T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 92. S.S.78.Mr. Littlefield has been here allday. I am weary tonight, for I havehad much to do today. This morningas I was busy about my washing, Mr.& Mrs. Staples called for a short time.They were on their way to see Mr. Shapard,and they wished the Dr. to accompanythem. He did so, and Mr. Littlefieldand I were just finishing our

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