Delia Locke


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Nov. 11. Our constitution was read both in the afternoonand evening. The new Bylaw readsthus: "Amusement must be such that allwho wish can join in them; consequently,dancing and card playing are excluded."This eve there was a good attendance of gentlemen,and the amount donated by themwas as before, twelve and a half dollars. Wehave had quite a pleasant time.Nov. 12. T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M.60.S.S. 56. This morningMr. & Mrs. Shackford moved to a Ranchfive miles beyond Stockton on the Sonoraroad. I felt rather sorry to have her go. TheRanch belongs to Mr. Carnduff. Georgianais in Sacramento, doing housework & sewing.Nov. 13. T.S.R. 29. 2 P.M.62.S.S. 55. This is the coldestmorn we have had this season, and we have seenice for the first time. The fort covered theupland, destroying my tomato vine by thehouse. George dined with us today.Nov. 14. T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M.64. S.S. 56. This afternoonMr. & Mrs. Davis of Camps Seco, arrived here.They have a little boy nine weeks old. Sheseems like a very pleasant woman. They willremain over night. Bro. George spent a partof the forenoon here. Also Missouri Parkercalled for some medicine.Nov. 15. Sabbath. T.S.R. 30. 2 P.M. 63.S.S. 56.This morning, Mr. & Mrs. Davis left forhome. Bro. George and Mr. Campbell ofDry Creek, took dinner with us. I haveagain been obliged to remain at home fromchurch, on account of ill health. O howlong I have been deprived of that preciousprivilege of going to church! But I willnot complain. I hope soon to be able to goagain. While thousands, who perhaps lovethe secretary more than I do, are altogetherkept from it. Lord, be thou myever present help. Another Methodistminister has preached today. He preachesagain this evening. He seems very zealousNov. 16. T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 65.S.S. 58. I have todaybeen engaged in writing to my parents &Sister Susan. Our dear little Luther is nownineteen months old. He weighs abouttwenty five pounds, and improves well intalking. He now speaks quite a numberof words plainly, and tries to say agreat many besides. He has cut no moreteeth the past month - his number isfourteen. He is very fond of getting apencil and piece of paper, putting it on

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