Delia Locke


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1870. name Mr. cLane is here, and preached to a very small congregation at eleven o'clock. In the afternoon Mr. Bishop was expected to preach, but it was so rainy he did not come, and they had a prayer meeting. This evening, Mr. McLane preached again and Dr. and the children have attended all the meetings, but I have not been out today. Mr. McLand is here for the night. He is from Conn. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 56.) Feb. 21. Monday. The weather is still rainy. We are having a glorious rain as the farmers say. Mr. McLane was here to breakfast, then left for Oakland, where he is stopping. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 55.) Feb. 22. Tuesday. A windy day, and the night is cloudy. A musical jubilee commences in San Francisco to continue four days. Geo. and Susie have gone to attend it. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 60.) Feb. 23. Wednesday. It has rained incessantly all day, from morning till night. Heavy showers have fallen like pouring, almost. No further fear of drought for this season. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 53.) Feb. 24. Thursday. We woke this morning to find the bottom almost inundated. The rise of the river was very rapid owing to the heavy rain of yesterday. We shall lose wood and fencing in considerable quantity. We have had showers of rain at intervals, and it is not clear yet. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 54.) Feb. 25. Friday. The weather is still cloudy. In the Lodge this evening, we initiated J. D. Baylis, formerly a Good Templar somewhere in the East. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 50.) Feb. 26. Saturday. This afternoon, I have been to the Store, shopping, and to see Mrs. H. H. Brown. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 51.) Feb. 27. Sabbath. We have attended preaching today, by Mr. Guernsey. His text was, "He heard my cry, and drew me out of the horrible pit and the miryclay,"etc. This evening we have had a sing here, as there was no 1870. meeting in the place. The singers were, Mr. & Mrs. Wallace, Miss White, Clara and Horace Hammond, and Mr. Lambert. We have had a pleasant meeting. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 52.) Feb. 28. Monday. Cloudy weather. John Calvin is now nine months old a five healthy boy, weighing twenty pounds. He is the third in size, only Luther and Howard being larger. Hannah was the third in size at the same age, but John C. weighs a pound and a quarter more than she did. He has two teeth, the same number, that Luther, Horace and Ida had, while Mary, Willard and Hannah had none. He is on the floor some every day, but does not creep. He stands very firmly on his feet. He loves to play with the children, and will laugh and squeal a great deal when they play with him. His hair is now beginning to grow finely , and his cheeks are plump and rosy. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 56.) Mar. 1. Tuesday. The early morn was rainy, the remainder of the day cloudy. James Ruth, a man who has been chopping wood for us, left today. He seems like a quiet well disposed man, and Luther had become quite attached to him. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 52.) Mar. 2. Wednesday. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 52.) Mar. 3. Thursday. Dr. started for San Francisco this morning to purchase goods, and Ada went with him, to stop at Oakland and visit the Blakes lee family - a pleasant change for her and I am glad she has the opportunity of so doing, as she will not get behind her class at school, because she is fully up to the rest, and will study all the harder when she comes back. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 54.) Mar. 4. Friday. The weather is still a little cloudy. Mr. Tracy was here to tea. We have had a Lodge meeting this evening and Maggie Plummer presided, being W. V. and Dr. being absent. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 46.) Mar. 5. Saturday. Weather cold and windy. Mr. Tracy is here. Rev. Mr. McLane came up from Oakland to preach for

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January 1870

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