Delia Locke


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Nov. 5. Tuesday. This afternoon has been cloudy. (T. S. R. 45. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 67.) Nov. 6. Wednesday. A cloudy day. (T. S. R. 50. 2 P.M. 74. S.S. 64.) Nov. 7. Thursday. The morning was cloudy. Geo. Locke dined here Mr. Robbins took tea with us. (T. S. R. 57. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 64.) Nov. 8. Friday. Mr. Chaplin called this afternoon. Dr. has had his picture taken today. It is a very correct one. Sister Clara is now eight years old. The baby that was is now quite a large girl. (T. S. R. 42. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 64.) Nov. 9. Saturday. Mr. Holman called this morning, and Mr. Goldthwaite this evening. Mr. G. has moved with his family from Sacramento into the house formerly occupied by Mr. Sabin. In the Division this eve one gentleman was initiated and two re-instated. One of these was Mr. Fisher, who has been drunk much of the time for a week past, and is in a sorry plight, having lost funds and character. He promises hereafter to be a good Son of Temperance. Horace & I have sung a song tonight, entitled, "Sparking Sunday night." (T. S. R. 39. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 69.) Nov. 10. Sabbath. The weather is cloudy. Mr. Wallace has been here all day, and will spend the week here Mr. Cogswell took dinner here. We have had S. school in the Hall as usual, and Mr. Cogswell read a sermon on the Lord's Prayer. (T. S. R. 48. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 62.) Nov. 11. Monday. We had a heavy shower of rain early this morn., the first of the season. Geo. Thomason dined with us. We have been again to the ambrotype saloon. This time I sat down with the children, and we succeeded in getting two good pictures, one of which we intend to sent to mother. I also called on Mrs. Broady and Mrs. Oliver. Mrs. O. came to wash for me this morn, had the sick headache and went home again without finishing it. She is in bed. (T. S. R. 48. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 55.) Nov. 12. Tuesday. A rainy day. (T. S. R. 48. 2 P.M. 51. S.S. 50.) Nov. 13. Wednesday. Cloudy weather. (T. S. R. 49. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 57.) Nov. 14. Thursday. The weather today has been cloudy and showery. Dr. has started for Sac again to be absent for several days. I dislike much to have him go, but business of an important nature demands his immediate presence. (T. S. R. 42. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 58.) Nov. 15. Friday. The weather is cloudy and rainy. Mr. Blakesley intended to preach in the Hall this eve, but so few people came that he preached in the house from the text, "Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and Himonly shalt than serve." A very good sermon. He is from Fulsom. (T. S. R. 49. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 54.) Nov. 16. Saturday. The weather is rainy. There has been no Division meeting tonight. (T. S. R. 49. 2 P.M. 52. S.S. 49.) Nov. 17. Sabbath. The weather today has been cloudy and showery, and being so unpleasant, no one came to the S. school but Father Locke. We accordingly had S. school in the house, Father Hammond, Father Locke Horace, the children and myself. While we were so engaged, Paul Dennis came here drunk and asked for a saddle. Being refused, he came into the house, used drunken, swearing and abusive language, and disturbed our exercise. One of his comrades came and got him off. Tonight we welcome the Dr. home from Sacramento. (T. S. R. 43. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 45.) Nov. 18. Monday. Mrs. Oliver came and was had for me today Messrs. Oliver and Stockwell also dined here. (T. S. R. 40. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 48.) Nov. 19. Tuesday. The weather today has been windy and rainy Mr. Keyer, who has worked here a year, has left. I have written to mother. The subjects of my letter were - Pictures - Rain - Thanksgiving - Grandfather (T. S. R. 46. 2 P.M. 49. S.S. 45.) Nov. 20. Wednesday. Clear. (T. S. R. 48. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 50.) Nov. 21. Thursday. The Messrs Goldthwaite called this morn. I have called on them this afternoon. They are to move tomorrow. Another hired man has came to work. (T. S. R. 31. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 49.)

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November 1861

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