Delia Locke


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Aug. 5. Friday. Horace has been to Mokelumne Hill and brought Miss White here. She will spend the night here. Susie's Sarah is now four years old. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 97. S.S. 76.) Aug. 6. Saturday. Miss white has gone to Stockton today to the Examination of Teachers for Certificates, Uncle G. Thomason took tea here. A school meeting in the school house for the election of a Trustee for a Term of three years, has resulted in the election of Mr. Brakeman. In the Division, the following resolution was adopted, of which I was the Author, though no one is the wiser except the Dr. who is the R.S. Resolved, that Bro. Henry Robinson, in partaking of intoxicating liquors for medical purposes on the 13th and 14th. of July, has caused our noble order to suffer reproach, and is deserving the censure of the members of this Division. Hannah was the Editress of the Banner and had a good paper. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 99. S.S. 78.) Aug. 7. Sabbath. We have attended S. school today at the schoolhouse. Horace Hammond is now seventeen year old. Very warm weather. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 102. S.S. 82.) Aug. 8. Monday. Little cooler. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 95. S.S. 74.) Aug. 9. Tuesday we had a good attendance at the Lodge this evening John Fleet was proposed for membership, and a warm discussion ensued as to whether or not he was worthy to become a member, which discussion ended in his being blackballed by every one who voted Lodge closed at half past eleven. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 91. S.S. 74.) Aug. 10. Wednesday. Susie called on her way to Mother's this afternoon. for a short time. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 97. S.S. 77.) Aug. 11. Thursday. Mrs. Rogers called this afternoon, also Mother and Miss White. I have been stitching in my machine for Miss White. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 99. S.S. 79.) Aug. 12. Friday. This morning, Mrs. Underwood came across the river and had two teeth extracted. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 93. S.S 69.)Aug. 13. Saturday. This afternoon Mother, Susie and children, Miss White, Hannah and Clara were here. Susie did not stop to supper, the rest did Mr. & Mrs. Kolman called a few minutes. I have been stitching a price to the bottom of Hannah's dress. Miss White joined the Division this eve. Miss Derby was Editress of the Banner. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 92. S.S. 69.) Aug. 14. Sabbath. I have attended S. school in the schoolhouse today. The exercises were very interesting. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 89. S.S. 69.) Aug. 15. Monday. Mrs. Ratuam called this afternoon. I called on her more than five years ago and she now returns the call. I like her appearance much. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 98. S.S. 74.) Aug. 16. Tuesday. Mrs. Alexander had a little son born this morning. Mother has been in here this eve, and staid a few minutes. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 100. S.S. 83.) Aug. 17. Wednesday. I have taken charge of the cooking again, and Mr. Robinson is at work in the field. The family is smaller than it has been. There are but six men now. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 101. S.S. 87.) Aug. 18. Thursday. Mother and Miss White called on their way home from a visit to Susie, and Mother helped to wash the supper dishes. (T.S.R. 59. 2 P.M. 97. S.S. 80.) Aug. 19. Friday. Weather a little cooler. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 92. S.S. 83.) Aug. 20. Saturday. Misses Campbell and Derby called this eve. Miss Campbell is the Editress of the Banner this week. I cannot attend the Division this eve, for Ida is quite sick, and I am not well myself. Ida's throat is ulcerating again. Mr. Geo. Thomason, Father and Horace were here to tea. The military company drill once a fort night without their uniform, which they have not yet received. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 77.) Aug. 21. Sabbath. The weather is cloudy, and we have had a sprinkling of rain, also a shower last night, more rain than I have ever seen here in the month of August before. I have not attended the S. school today, for Ida is so sick that I did not wish to leave her. (T.S.R. 62. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 83.) Aug. 22. Monday. She weather remains cloudy, and we have had a slight shower. Mother was here, commencing to make soap, when word came that Susie was sick. Mother and Dr. went over, and she had a baby boy born at seven o'clock. It was small, weighing scarcely seven pounds. It seems very feeble also, and makes a noise with every breath. Mother will stay there at present. Susie had a very severe chill this morn. Ida seems to suffer with spasms of pain in her throat. She is growing worse all the time and is very restless with high fever. (T.S.R. 69. 2 P.M. 94. S.S. 82.)

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January 1864

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