Delia Locke


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1870. Aug. 5. Friday. Sarah Locke is ten years old today, and she passes her birthday, away in N. E. far from her own home. In the Lodge this eve, Curtis Brown was initiated, and the Officers were installed. I was installed as W. C. T. and Ada as W. S. (T.S.R. 70. 2 P.M. 93. S.S. 82.) Aug. 6. Saturday. I have been out making calls this afternoon. I first called on Mrs. Ed. Smith who lives where Mr. W. Smith's family formerly did I next called to inquire after the health of Mr. & Mrs. J. Brown, who have been sick. Then to see Mrs. Wallace and her little babe. They are doing well. Mrs. Andrews is the nurse. Also saw Mrs. Heath and Mrs. Taylor there. I then went to Hannah's, purposing to stay an hour but she was going out to ride, and I came home. We have received a letter from Susie, containing the intelligence that she is quite sick with a cough, that she coughs so badly nights that she feels hardly able to sit up days, much less to ride about from place to place and visit I am sorry for her. Hope she is better ere this. They were then in Langdon, and talking of going to Canada, to see the mother of Geo. Lippe (T.S.R. 64. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 72.) Aug. 7. Sabbath. We have attended meeting today as usual. Mr. Bishop preached this forenoon from the text, "I exercise myself always to have a good conscience," Mr. Bryant preached from the subject of prevailing prayer, this eve, illustrated in the history of Jacob. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 78.) Aug. 8. Monday. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 93. S.S. 78.) Aug. 9. Tuesday. Have today received a letter from Susie. She is somewhat better, but not well. She speaks particularly of the berries there, and how she enjoy them. George has chills nearly every third day. Does not seem to recover from them as he hoped to do. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 76.) 1870. Aug. 10. Wednesday. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 74.) Aug. 11. Thursday. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 76.) Aug. 12. Friday. I have today written a letter to Susie. This eve in the Lodge, Mrs. Clementine Brown was initiated (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 74.) Aug. 13. Saturday. We have had a Meeting Preparatory to the Communion today. Mr. Bishop spoke from the text, "Put on the whole armour of God." Mrs. Foote came and presented a letter of recommendation from the Presbyterian Church of which she is a member in New York State, and was received by vote as a member of this church. We are glad she has done so. After the meeting, I called over to see Mrs. Wallace and found her sitting up with her baby in her arms. Ellen White has just arrived to visit her, having come on horseback about thirty miles, from the Buckeye" when she is teaching school. She will go back tomorrow in the same way after meeting. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 72.) Aug. 14. Sabbath. We have had a communion service today. Mr. Bishop preached of the Saviour, "Who look not on him the nature of angels, but he took the seed of Abraham." Mrs. Foote was received in full communion. There is today a basket meeting at the new Camp ground, which took many from our meeting, Mrs. Philip Megerle is again a mother her first babe being not quite fifteen months old. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 78.) Aug. 15. Monday. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 75.) Aug. 16. Tuesday. The weather is a little cloudy, and already the mornings often have the appearance of autumn. Dr. started for San Francisco this morning, to purchase goods for the store. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 72.) Aug. 17. Wednesday. Little cloudy. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 69.) Aug. 18. Thursday. Just as we were about retiring for the night we were surprised to receive a visit from Mr. Brier who comes to attend the Union camp Meeting next week. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 77. S.S. 66.)

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January 1870

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