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Delia Locke

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Sept. 2. Wednesday. T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 94. S.S. 80.This has been election day, for choosingstate and county officers. I have beenwriting to Sister Susan. Mr. Combes calledto pay a note he was owing the Dr. and asthe Dr. was absent, I took his place, castup the interest, and received the money.The interest was at 3 per cent a month.Such counts up rather faster than 6 percent a year. Mr. Littlefield went belowthis morning and has not returned.Sept. 3. T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 99. S.S. 82. Father L.is sick, and has been for about twoweeks. His disease is a painful one oflong standing, and it is doubtfulwhether he will ever entirely recoverfrom its effects. He requires the Dr.'salmost constant attention.Sept. 4. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 99. S.S. 85. Mr. Littlefieldreturned just before dinner. Mr. Walker'sschool had its examination this afternoonand Miss Shackford, with herschool, have been to attend it, partlyon horseback, and party in a wagon.Sept. 5. T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 96. S.S. 79. Mr. Holmanis elected by the Democrats to the Legislature.Sept. 6. Sabbath. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 70.We have had a cool day. The NorthernMethodist Society are having a campmeeting twelve miles below us, sothere has been no S. school here today.Elmer, Mrs. & Miss Shackford went tothe camp meeting on horseback. Ihave today read the memoir ofMrs. Harriet Newell - one of thefirst female missionaries to India.Her life was short, but eventful.Mr. Littlefield has been here all day.Sept. 7. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 73. Mr. Littlefieldwent below after dinner towhat is called the Henderson neighborhood;will not return tonight.When the school wagon came alongon its return home, I got in withLuther and rode to the Ranch. Fatherlooks very feeble. He is getting betterSept. 7. T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 63. This morningI walked up to make Mrs. Holmana visit, and Dr. carried Luther.When we arrived there, I did not seeMrs. Holman at all, but she sentus out word that she had just read

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1857

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Original diary dimensions: 15 x 22 cm.

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Locke_Diary_1857_Image_078.tif

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Delia Locke, diaries, women, diarist, California, Locke-Hammond Family Papers, Lockeford, CA, Dean Jewett Locke, rural life, rural California, 19th Century, church, temperance organizations, Mokelumne River Ladies' Sewing Circle, temperature recordings, journal

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