July 2. ings and evenings are very coolhere, but the mid-day is excessivelywarm. We are all very tired.July 3. Today I commenced taking chargeof the household affairs. Thefamily now numbers 16, it beinga very busy time on thefarm, but with the help of Mrs.Allen and Mrs. Lakeman, andMr. Hayward the Cook, I hopeto succeed well, remembering thatpatience and perseverance arethe greater virtues, when exercisedunder difficulties. Fatherstill continues very sick - hisrecovery is doubtful. Received a callfrom Mr. and Mrs. Holman, ournearest neighbors. She is a nativeJuly 3. of Germany, but speaks the Englishvery correctly. She has threepretty children - two girls and aboy - Mary Emma, Anna andGeorge Emma and George broughtme a bouquet of flowers yesterdayMrs. Holman gave me an invitationto join the Sabbath Schoolhere, which I shall be very happyto do. We shall have preachinghere once in four weeks for thepresent. Mr. Wheelock, the musicteacher, called on us yesterday,and remained here till thismorning. We sang last eveninga few songs with him. BrotherElmer is very fond of music.
Original diary dimensions: 9.5 x 14 cm.
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