Delia Locke


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Sept. 13 Saturday. I have not attended Division this eve. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 84.S.S. 74.) Sept. 14. Sabbath. About noon today Emma came with Mr. Nelson. Mr. Canfield called and attended church, also Mr. Howland. Mr. Blakeslee preached from Rom, 2, last two verses. His subject was the different modes of baptism, and his view was that one was right. He spoke decidedly against being devoted to sectarianism. This eve, Mr. & Mrs. Chrisman have called. Also, Mr. Hett has commenced a singing school in our Hall. I went up tonight. There was quite a large gathering, and a good commencement was made. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 73.) Sept. 15. Monday Cool weather. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 62.) Sept. 16. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 75.) Sept. 17. Wednesday. This forenoon as my dear little Ada was peeling preaches to "help mamma," a yellow was I flew near, and disturbed her so much that she stepped backwards into the open cellar. I feared she was seriously hurt, but found she had fortunately escaped with only a severe braise on the head. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 77.) Sept. 18. Thursday. Mrs. Warren and her little boy came this morning and have been here through the day and will stop over night. Augusta has called this afternoon. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 93.S.S. 80.) Sept. 19. Friday. Early this morn, learning that Susie was not well, Mrs. Warren and I rode over with Horace to see her Found her pretty comfortable and returned. This fornoon, Mrs. Prescott and Miss Mince called. This afternoon, Mrs. Warren and I with the children have visited Mrs. Read, and Mrs. Warren has returned home with me. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 72.) Sept. 20. Saturday. Baby Ada is feverish and quite sick today. Miss Miner came and had teeth extracted. Mrs. Warren left us this morning and went by stage to Mr. Montgomery's Dr. has started for Folsom, to attend to some business there. Division fully attended. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 82.S.S. 72.) Sept. 21. Sabbath. Have attended church today, with the children. Mr. Blakeslee was here, but was so hoarse that he did not preach, as he could scarcely make himself heard across the room, Mr. W. P. Blakeslee read a sermon, I suppose from the pen of Henry Ward Beecher, referring to the state of the union. I have not attended the singing school this eve, as it fatigued me too much to sing. It seems to exhaust me so completely that I hardly feel able to speak, if I sing much. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 82.S.S. 74.) Sept. 22. Monday. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 88.S.S. 82.) Sept. 23. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 93.S.S. 83.) Sept. 24. Wednesday. Dr. returned from Folsom about noon. Mrs. Warren called for a short time I have written to my mother. The subjects of my letter were. War Soldiers from Abington. Camp meeting Children help reading. Fashions for men's coats and collars for ladies dresses and collars. Apples. Hannah industrious, etc. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 96. S.S. 83.) Sept. 25. Thursday. This afternoon, I have called on Mrs. Kibbe and daughter at the Lockeford House, Mrs. Swett at the Pelton place and Mrs. Fisher. I have also been shopping at the store, and returned with such a violent sick headache, that I was obliged immediately to lie down. The weather is very warm. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 95. S.S. 82.) Sept. 26. Friday. Cooler. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 72.) Sept. 27. Saturday. Early this afternoon, Mrs. Swett and Mrs. Fisher called. We have had a church meeting in the Hall this afternoon, at which but few were present. Some important business was done. Mr. Thomas Wiley was examined as a candidate for admission to the church and accepted. Mr. Blakeslee was chosen a delegate to attend the Congregational Association at San Francisco next week, and represent our church. It was also voted that the church be incorporated so as to hold property. The matter of building a new church was talked of a little. One hundred dollars is already subscribed for that purpose. Little Walker is here for the night. Have attended Division (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 78.S.S. 68.)

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September 1862

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