Delia Locke


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Oct. 28. which we found more trouble, as we allpreferred not to take an office. But Mrs.Staples was elected First Directress, Mrs.Gove Second Directress, Mrs. Holman theSecretary, while I was appointed Treasurer.We appointed the first meeting to takeplace on next Thursday - Nov. 5th, at Bro.Elmer's, at 2 P.M. This whole business occupiedus steadily until nearly midnight.In the course of the evening, Bro. Georgecame in, and donated a gold dollar to thenew "Society." Its name is the "MokalumneRiver Ladies' Sewing Circle."Oct. 29. T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 74. Today I havewritten to my parents. Miss Shackford'sschool closed today with an examination.About sunset, Messrs. Boody & Heath, withthe Misses Melville, Mrs. Vincent anddaughters, stopped at the door in their carriage,but did not come in.Oct. 30. T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 75.Oct. 31. T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 69. I have todaybeen writing to Sister Susan.Nov. 1. Sabbath. T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 59. Ihave again been deprived of the privilege ofattending church. This morning, I wrote aNov. 1. notice of the meeting of the Sewing Circle,and sent it by Robert to the schoolhouse above,where there was to be preaching. Quite alarge company came here at dinner time.They were - Rev. Mr. Carnduff and Mr. Wiley,Mr. & Mrs. Hewett, two daughters and oneson. Only Messrs. Carnduff and Wileydined here, the others brought their own provisions.Today I have been reading a bookcalled the "Lamplighter." It is the story of alittle benighted Boston orphan, one of themany who may be found in all our largecities, left to grow up in ignorance andvice, unless fortunately rescued by somekind hand. We have had preaching againthis evening by Rev. Mr. Curry,Dr. says it was a very good sermon, inwhich he plainly set forth the precioustruth, that God protects the church.Nov. 2. T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 61. Mr. Poppeetook dinner with us.Nov. 3. T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 61. S.S. 59. A rainy day.Nov. 4. Wednesday. T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 61.Rainy. George has spent the evening with us.Nov. 5. T.S.R. 59. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 60. It has beenshowery all day not withstanding this,

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