Delia Locke


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polled here and over one hundred were union votes. Mr. Coffey has a very sore leg, so that he goes on crutches. He had it almost broken by the kick of a horse. He now stays at Mr. Gove's. (T.S.R. 61. 2 P.M. 97. S.S. 80.) Sept. 7. Thursday. Mr. & Mrs. Flood and two little children came and dined with us. Dr. and Mr. Rock have taken up several hundred pounds of honey. The hives were very full, and the honey is excellent. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 76.) Sept. 8. Friday. A very windy day. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 79. S.S. 74.) Sept. 9. Saturday. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 75.) Sept. 10. Sabbath. Bro. Josiah today attains his majority. We have been to Camp meeting today, I only this afternoon, I mean I did not go this forenoon or evening Mr. Curry preached from the text, "I pray the, have me excused." After the sermon, the sacrament of the Lord's supper was administered. Then the six children of Mr. Sylvester Rogers were baptized. They had the same that we have three boys and three girls. The camp meeting will be brought to a close tomorrow - morning. They cannot quite a number of conversions - we hope they may prove permanently so. Among them is Robert Harris, and his appearance certainly betokens a change, I trust it will not prove a transient one, for he has been one of the most worthless creature to be found in this region. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 69.) Sept. 11. Monday. Mrs. John Smith called on her way to Camp meeting this morning. She with her brother P. Megerle have gone to unite with the church there. She says she should prefer the Presbyterians, but as there such church here, she unites with the Methodists to encourage her brothers, as her father does all he can to discourage them. I feel much sympathy and affection for her, as she has been motherless from a small child. May she is enabled to influence her brothers and little ones in the right way, and her husband also. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 68.) Sept. 12. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 70.) Sept. 13. Wednesday. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 72.) Sept. 14. Thursday. This morning, Quing and I have picked the geese, and got about four pounds of feathers. (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 74.) Sept. 15. Friday. We had quite a sprinkling of rain this morning. I have been to Mother's with Howard, Ada and Mary and together we went to pass the afternoon with Mrs. Andrews, who lives where Aunt Hannah died. She has such a lovely garden of roses, it is really heart cheering to see it. Then the walls of the sitting room are nearly covered with canvas-work and hair work, specimens of her own hands' labor. They have a piano also, and Addie is soon to take lessons on it of Mrs. Bovay, her older sister who lives at Columbia, but is now at home on a visit with her baby boy. She is a beautiful singer, and entertained us with music (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 76. S.S. 68.) Sept. 16. Saturday. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 70.) Sept. 17. Sabbath. We have attended S.S. this morning. Clara John and Mother came here to dinner and with Dr. and the children have been to the Atheam schoolhouse to preaching. Messrs. Curry and Oliver are holding a two days' meeting there. (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 76.) Sept. 18. Monday. This morning, Ada and Addie Kett have been around collecting money to buy some new S. S. books. As our others were second hand books, they have become much worn. This forenoon, they went round the neighborhood, and this afternoon Luther has taken them in the buggy where it was too far for them to walk. John Hammond is also one of the collectors. Altogether, they have collected sixteen dollars, of which Ada and Addie collected twelve and one-half, and John three and one-half. Quite an experience for such little ones, I think. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 72.) Sept. 19. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 76.) Sept. 20. Wednesday. I am very busy trying to save apples by drying. They rot very fast. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 76. S.S. 67.)

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January 1865

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