Delia Locke


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1860. Miss White remained with the children. Mr. Myers will sleep here tonight. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 73. S.S. 65.) Oct. 19. Friday. The weather has been cloudy and rainy. Mr. Myers left after breakfast. Geo. Flood was here to dinner. Little Howard is now fifteen months old. He does not yet walk, but is growing stronger each day. He has fourteen teeth and weighs twenty pounds, Ada thirty, and Luther forty pounds. Howard says nothing as yet, but "O’ma". (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 50.) Oct. 20. Saturday. The weather has been rainy today. Miss White and I have not attended the Division this eve. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 56.) Oct. 21. Sabbath. I have attended church today, taking only Luther with me. Mr. Hyer remained with Ada and Howard. No preacher came, as was expected. Messrs. Gilders leave and Wallace came home and took tea with us. We have had singing in the Hall this eve, and among the rest, Mrs. Clapp was here, and sang well. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 59.) Oct. 22. Monday. I exhausted myself so much last eve by singing, that I have been almost sick today, and obliged to lie in bed some. Mr. Keene dined here. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 62.) Oct. 23. Tuesday. We have had cloudy weather today. I have written to my parents. The subjects of my letter were - Lady Officers in Division - Visiting school - Sings - Pie Melon - Children. Mother's excursions. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 58.) Oct. 24. Wednesday. We have had some very heavy showers today, commencing this afternoon about two o'clock. A little before that time Susie and little Sarah came, wishing me to go with her to visit Augusta. She helped me get ready, and we went not caring for the rain. Found the small house they live in rather small in a rainy day, when shut up tight. Aunt was there also. Susie came and spent the evening with us, while Geo. with Dr. Robert, etc. went to hear Mr. Fitch lecture on Republicanism at the Poland House. They report an interesting lecture. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 56.) Oct. 25. Thursday. We have had cloudy weather all day, but the sunset was a bright one, and the evening is pleasant. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 56.) Oct. 26. Friday. Dr. has been to Stockton today. Mr. Howland took tea with us. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 62.) Oct. 27. Saturday. We have attended the Division meeting this evening. Mr. Cahill introduced and defended the practice of gambling, but he received such a severe rebuke from Mr. Hurst and others, that he will not be likely to be forward in introducing the subject again. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 63.) Oct. 28. Sabbath. I have not attended church, not feeling able. Mr. Russel preached this forenoon, and Mr. Bateman this afternoon. Messrs. Wallace and Gildersleeve took tea with us. We have had singing in the Hall this evening, and a great many people were present, Susie and George among the rest. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 59.) Oct. 29. Monday. A man by the name of Geo. Wilson, who has got badly burnt, came to place himself under the Dr.'s care last Saturday, and will remain until he is somewhat recovered. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 57.) Oct. 30. Tuesday. Pleasant weather. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 62.) Oct. 31. Wednesday. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 63.) Nov. 1. Thursday. Augusta has been with me this afternoon. This eve we have been to hear Mr. Frink, of Lancha Plana, lecture at the Lockeford House. Mr. Gildersleeve was there, and we sang three times. After the lecture, Messrs. Frink & Foster called, also a lady from Lancha Plana - Miss Morgan - who will remain over night, and sleep with Miss White. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 71. S.S. 67.) Nov. 2. Friday. Miss Morgan took breakfast here, and Sans. Pollys was here to dinner. Miss White's school closed this afternoon with an examination. Quite a good attendance of patrons present. (T.S.R. 98. 2 P.M. 73. S.S. 63.) Nov. 3. Saturday. Mrs. Hurst and her sister. Miss Penter - also Susie came in this eve, before the Division meeting. Susie and Miss Penter were initiated as lady members of the Division. Mrs. Sabin, Miss White and myself were the Lady Officers. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 74. S.S. 68.)

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October 1860

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