Delia Locke


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Sept. 8. some bad news, and did not feel likeseeing any company. Emma is sick also.So after resting a little, we returned home.Dr. has since been up to give Emma somemedicine, but we do not know whatcauses Mrs. Holman to feel so badly. Mr.Littlefield returned to dinner.Sept. 9. Wednesday. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 76. S.S.66. A cool day. Mr. Littlefield has notbeen absent today. Father still continuesvery sick.Sept. 10. T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 71. BrotherJosiah is today thirteen years old.Maude Vincent came here this morningwith a broken arm, and had thebone set in place. It has been brokenfor two weeks, and it was very difficultto set it. She took chloroform, andwas very quiet. Mr. Littlefield was goneat dinner time. Two men, who are gettingup hay for the Dr. were here todinner. This afternoon, Mr. Walker,the Misses Athearn and their brotherLurien, called for a short time.Sept. 11. T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 79. Mr. Littlefieldhas been here all day.Sept. 12. T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 93. S.S. 84. Today Iprepared dinner for the two workmen whoare hauling hay for the Dr. A gentlemanfrom the Henderson neighborhood(so called) by the name of Mr. Pray,came up with a buggy and two horses,to take Mr. Littlefield down to thatplace, where he intends to commenceschool on Monday next. Mr. Pray's willbe his boarding-place. They stopped todinner, after which they left us. Thisafternoon, Dr. Ryer of Stockton, calledfor a consultation with my husbandupon Father's case. They agree as to theprobability that he will never againbe as well as he has formerly been, alsoon other points. Mr. Athearn also called,but did not remain long.Sept. 13. Sabbath. T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 96. S.S. 83.We have attended the S. school, wherewe found but few present. Since thiswe have been over to see how Fatheris getting along. He is still quite sick.Sept. 14. T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 95. S.S. 82. Thismorning, Mr. & Mrs. Vincent camewith their daughters to have her arm

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