Delia Locke


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to see if I could do any thing to help. Mrs. Taylor was there. Mrs. Hoxie was sick in bed and not able to sit up. I have received two letters today. from Aunt Abbott and Mrs. Read. Willie Ken was here to tea and all night. He came to attend the Lodge. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 95. S.S. 84.) June 27. Wednesday. Mrs. Hoxie's baby has buried this afternoon near the brick Church. I was sick with the sick headache, and the weather being excessive by warm, I could not venture out. Ada went, and she says there were hardly enough there to busy the baby. The reason of the thin attendance was that, the funeral of Willie Robbins occurred yesterday, and more than a hundred people were present. Many doubtless felt that they could not, in this busy reason, leave their work again today. And some of those who did go today, were called away to put out a fire that was burning up a fence in the vicinity of the Church. (T.S.R. 63. 2 P.M. 99. S.S. 81.) June 28. Thursday. I have written to Mrs. Abbott on this, the anniversary of Elmer's death. Father Locke sent word to his sister that he did not think he should recover. We can see that he is gradually failing. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 91. S.S. 75.) June 29. Friday. Susie came over, and together we called on Mrs. Hoxie and Mrs. Miner. Mrs. Hoxie is better, but Mrs. Miner is sick with the chills, and looks pale and thin, Grandpa thought he should like some rhubarb sauce, and George brought him some rhubarb. I made him some sauce tonight, and he ate about half a tea cup full and relished it, but in the night it distressed him much, until he vomited it up. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 93. S.S. 79.) June 30. Saturday. A school meeting was held today for the Election of School Trustees. Owing to the death of Mr. Brakeman two were today elected. Mr. Kett and Mrs. Atkins. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 97. S.S. 81.) July 1. Sabbath. This is the warmest day we have had. I have attended church, leaving Dr. at home with his father, who is still quite sick. He has lost all his appetite. There is nothing that he craves, and he 1866 scarcely eats enough to support life. Mr. Guernsey preached today from Rev. 3. 20." Behold I stand at the don and knock." A very good sermon it was. Mr. H. H. Brown from Pine Grove is with us tonight. (T.S.R. 65. 2 P.M. 104. S.S. 78.) July 2. Monday. Dr. and Grandpa have dissolved partnership. Grandpa feels that he shall not recover, and Dr. has bought his share. An account of stock in Store is to be taken immediately and Dr. is to have them at discount on cost price. Mr. H. H. Brown is to come and take the care of the Ranch. He is to work one year for five hundred dollars. He will move his family immediately to the old house on the hill. (T.S.R. 67. 2 P.M. 98. S.S. 75.) July 3. Tuesday. They have commenced to take account of stock in Store. Mr. Tower and Susie are helping the Dr. and Mr. Fay. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 91. S.S. 79.) July 4. Wednesday. No holiday for us. They are very busy at the Store and Grandpa is very feeble. John Reed has been in to see him today. Grandpa knew him and was pleased to see him, though he could talk but little. No celebration in Stockton today. The eve is cloudy. (T.S.R. 69. 2 P.M. 96. S.S. 75.) July 5. Thursday. Weather still cloudy. Mr. & Mrs. Doom called to see Grandpa, also Mrs. Tower and Mrs. Hoxie. He is very feeble. (T.S.R. 67. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 70.) July 6. Friday. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 70.) July 7. Saturday. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 69.) July 8. Sabbath. I did not attend S. school today. Grandpa is so low that I thought it not best to leave him. He does not sit up, only to have his bed made, and takes but little nourishment. Mr. Thomas Wiley came in and sat by him an hour or two and kept off the flies, Susie, George, and five or six of the neighbors have been in this evening. We feel that he will not continue with us another week. He complains of being tried. He will soon be at rest, Susie asked him if he thought he should get well. He said. "No" "How do you feel about it," she asked. He answered, "I have confessed Churl before men, and I trust he will confess me before his Father. "Also he said,

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January 1866

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