Delia Locke


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Oct. 12. T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 72. I have beena little better today, so that I have reada little. Read a short sketch of the life ofMrs. H. B. Stewart - missionary to the SandwichIslands. The sketch was more relative tothese Islands than to her. And I think theauthor of it did not quite understand howmuch civilized those people are, else he wouldnot have represented things in so bright alight. Have read also a short but interestingsketch of the life of Mrs. Sarah L. Smith of theSyriac Mission.Oct. 13. T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 73. I have been somuch better as to be able to sew a little Mr.Combes called this afternoon, and Mr. HazenBurlingame towards evening. Mr. B. has recentlymade a trip to Four Creeks. He describesit as a fine grazing country, but hesays the society there is very poor.Oct. 14. Wednesday. T.S.R. 47.2.P.M. 87. S.S. 78.Today I have written to Mother, though withsome difficulty, on account of being weak.Mr. Burlingame was here to dinner.Oct. 15. T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 77.Mrs. Holman,Annie, and George came here this forenoon,and, though weak, I succeededOct.15. in getting dinner alone. Mrs. Shackfordcame over this afternoon. All my visitorsleft before tea.Oct.16. T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 79. I havewritten three letters today to Susan, to AA. Holden, and to Mother Locke - and Iam very much fatigued tonight. Besides,Luther is so irritable now because he isteething again, that he has annoyed mevery much. What I need is more patience,so that I may be able to managehim without showing irritation myself.He is today eighteen months oldand has fourteen teeth, two eye teethhaving just appeared. He now walksall the time - has left off creeping entirelyand makes good improvement inwalking, which he attempted about thereweeks ago. He can also climb quite well.Two weeks ago, he climbed up the wholeflight of stairs at Mr. Staples, withoutany assistance. He can say no plainly,and makes an assenting noise whenhe means yes. He wishes to know the nameof every object he observes, and sometimestires to speak it, but in general, he doesHe will go around and kiss everyone inthe room, before he goes to bed.

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