Delia Locke


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Sept. 17. T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 67. Father ismuch more comfortable today.Sept. 18. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 71. This morningwe received the Eastern mail, bringingus the intelligence that our friendsare all as well as usual. This afternoonI have received a visit from Mrs. Staplesand Mrs. Gove. Mrs. Staples calls herbabe - Annie Winslow.Sept. 19. T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 71. Today Mr.Littlefield came up and was here to dinner.He has commenced his schooland is well pleased so far. He took backa colt of the Dr.'s to break to riding.Sept. 20. Sabbath. T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 89. S.S. 77.Rev. Mr. Carnduff and a gentleman bythe name of Hewett came here to dinner.After this, we all went down to church.Text was Matt. 24, 23, 24., concerning "falseChrist and false prophets, which shoulddeceive, if possible, the very elect." The sermonwas aimed against the Mormondoctrine. The preacher said the revelationof the will of God to man was complete, andthat we need not expect any more prophetsto arise, - that it was impossible for theSept. 20. elect to be deceived - that they would bekept unto the end. This evening I haveread the life of Mrs. Ann H. Judson - missionaryto India. A more devoted, self sacrificingspirit was never displayed by anyon the list of female missionaries. Itis said that it was chiefly through her influencethat the treaty of peace was effectedbetween England and India. Shesuffered much, both in person, and otherwise.But when she saw her duty, she didnot stop to think of suffering.Sept. 21. T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 93. S.S. 82. This morning,Dr. and Robert killed a wildcat nearthe house. An Indian called here, whospoke English very well, and Dr. says he isthe most intelligent Indian he has seenin the country. Two sons of Rev. Mr. Bryercalled as they were passing along.Sept. 22. T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 71. Luther isbeginning to walk. Tonight he has walkednearly the whole length of the house.Sept. 23. Wednesday. T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 72.This morning, we rode to Mrs. Holman's.George is sick with the croup, and sheherself is not well. She is not very happy

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