Delia Locke


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July 5. Saturday. The funeral of Mrs. H lunker was attended at ten. A.M. I went of with Dr. and Roland, Miss. Wakefield also accompanied us. A large concourse of people were present. Mr. Blakeslee preached the funeral sermon from Luke 8. 52. "She is not dead but sleepeth." He made some excellent remarks comparing natural sleep with the sleep of death. Mrs. H lunker with her two little ones are buried in a beautiful spot on his ranch. Messrs. Gorham of Wood bridge and Dr. Cunningham called and attended the Division. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 97. S.S. 80.) July 6. Sabbath. Dr. Cunningham gave us a temperance lecture in the Hall this forenoon. He took for a text, Dan. 1.8. He spoke of the two kinds of wine often mentioned in the Scriptures, the one, good and nourishing for food, the other, exactly the opposite in effect. It was an interesting lecture. Mr. & Mrs. Gorham and Dr. Cunningham dined here and then proceeded to Woodbridge. Susan and George, Josiah and Daniel and little Sarah also stopped here to dinner. Mrs. Blakeslee preached this afternoon from 1 Hings 18. 21, summing up the evidences in favor of the truth of the Bible. I have attended church all day and am much fatigued. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 70.) July 7. Monday. Dr. started for San Francisco this morn. Mrs. Walker called this afternoon, also Mrs. Blakeslee and Miss Wakefield. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 66.) July 8. Tuesday. Josiah dined here today. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 74.) July 9. Wednesday. This eve I have attended the prayermeeting at Mr. Blakeslee's. But a few were there, but I trust the Holy Spirit made one in our midst to bless It was a beautiful moonlight eve, and all around was as calm and peaceful as earth cause. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 71.) July 10. Thursday. Ida is today three months old, and weighs fourteen pounds. She is just the size of Ada at the same age. She is playful, notices objects, and seems to be about as forward as the others did. Susie's little Sarah is very fond of her. Last Sabbath, Sarah went to her as she was lying on the bed, and wishing to take her pulled her off the bed by the heels. Luckily, Ida was not much hurt. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 68.) July 11. Friday. Towards eve, Mrs. Walker and Leonora came here from Mr. Read's. They have left work there, thinking they were not well used. They were here to tea, and will remain over night. About two hours before sunset, we missed Howard, and search for him continued in vain, until he was found sleeping in an old hay wagon near the cow-house. I had begun to be very anxious for him as the shades of evening were falling, and had sent to all the neighbors to try and find him, when Father discovered him asleep. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 93. S.S. 74.) July 12. Saturday. After breakfast, Mrs. Walker and Leonos went over to Geo.'s. This eve, two gentlemen and two ladies were initiated in the Division viz. Bro. Josiah and Fred Megerle, and Luttie Walker and Jane Taylor. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 101. S.S. 80.) July 13. Sabbath. Mr. Jallmadge dined here. I have not attended church, being weary and having a headache. The heat is very great. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 102. S.S. 85.) July 14. Monday. The soldiers and wagons of the third regiment, Cal. Volunteers passed here today on their way to Salt Lake. Wm. Colson, who belongs to company E. called here as he passed, and gave me an opportunity to see his pen and bayonet. Mrs. Walker and her three children, Susie, Geo. and Sarah all came over to see the soldiers and were here to dinner, and Mrs. Walker and children will remain over night. Emma Hers has come to live with us awhile. She is a good girl and works well, remarkably so for a girl of her age. (T.S.R. 61. 2 P.M. 103. S.S. 85.)

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July 1862

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