Delia Locke


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Oct. 16. not try to talk much. He obeys verywell, and it is my opinion that childrenof his age, can be taught to obey, if theattempt is made in a proper manner.I intend now that he shall eat at the tablewith us, as I think he is old enoughto learn to behave well.Oct. 17. T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 72. Mrs.Shackford has visited me this afternoon,and stopped until after tea.Oct. 18. Sabbath. T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 73. TodayI have not been able to attend the S. School.As they went home from it, Mr. Walker andMrs. Holman and Emma called at thedoor to inquire after my health, but theydid not dismount. I have today read sketchesof the lives of Eleanor Macomber and SarahD. Comstock - missionaries to Burmah, alsoof Henrictta Shuck of China, and of Mrs.Sarah B. Judson. This last very amiablelady suffered many afflictions, andwas at last buried on the same lonely islandwith the so-called great Napoleon.But in the last day, she will be much thegreatest in the "Kingdom of heaven." Myhealth is quite feeble, and sometimesOct. 18. I am almost tempted to wish it werebetter. But if by this trial I learn submissionand patience, then I can saytruly - "It is good for me that I havebeen afflicted." May it be so.Oct. 19. T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 70.Oct. 20. T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 69. Mrs.Vincent made me a short call today.Oct. 21. Wednesday. T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 79. S.S.69. I have been making grape jelly todayand have had very good success. Havemade about six quarts. My obliginghusband squeezed the grapes for me.Oct. 22. T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 73. S.S. 65. Mr. Smartof Sacramento and E. H. called for a fewminutes. George Locke, Mrs. Shackfordand Miss Smart have been down visitingthe school, and all, with the teacher,stopped at the door in the wagon, ontheir way home, but did not come in.Oct. 23. T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 77. S.S. 69.Oct. 24. T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 77. S.S. 66. The mailfrom the East has just arrived. Our friendsat home were well. Sad intelligence hascome of the loss of the Atlantic steamerGeorge Law - off Cape Hatteras, with

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