1871. Feb. 17. Friday. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 52.) Feb. 18. Saturday. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 57.) Feb. 19. Sabbath. The weather is cloudy. I have taken John C. to meeting with us today for the first time, and closed the house. He was as quiet as could be. Mr. Bishop preached from the text, "O that they had hearkened unto my commandments," etc. This eve he preached a solemn sermon from the words, "By faith, Noah, being warned of God of things," etc. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 54.) Feb. 20. Monday. We had rain very early this morning, and the day has been cloudy and windy. I was rejoiced to receive a letter from Mrs. Brier, as I had felt anxiety to know of her health. They arrived safely in Oroville, and are doing a hopeful work there, and she seemed cheerful and contented. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 55.) Feb. 21. Tuesday. O such a night as last night was! The wind blew almost a hurricane, and our sleep was a great deal disturbed by it, while the rain fell in torrents. But we are thankful that it is as well with us as it is, for in other places we hear of accidents and suffering, especially at the Bay of San Francisco. Lives were lost by falling walls, the Alameda wharf was destroyed by schooners being blown upon it, and signs, shutters and such things were blown away. It was indeed a night long to be remembered by many on account of fear and trembling. The day has been windy and showery, and the night is rainy. No fear but there will be rain enough now. Mr. & Mrs. Bishop called this afternoon. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 49. S.S. 45.) Feb. 22. Wednesday. We have had showers today. I have not attended the Lodge meeting. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 49. S.S. 45.) Feb. 23. Thursday. The forenoon was cold and cloudy, the afternoon and evening rainy. (T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 47. S.S. 40.) 1871. Feb. 24. Friday. The forenoon was cloudy. This evening I have attended the prayer meeting. It is not the regular evening for this meeting, but notice was given out on Sabbath that there would be prayer meetings every night this week. The weather has been very unpropitious, and but few could attend, and this is the first that I have been able to attend. We had a precious season. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 47. S.S. 47.) Feb. 25. Saturday. I have attended another prayer meeting this eve. Mr. Bryant was there, and presided by request. We had a sweet season of prayer. Those members of the church who have interested themselves to attend, have been much revived and quickened, and we do hope that good may be done in the name of Christ Jesus. (T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 51.) Feb. 26. Sabbath. Mr. Bishop preached from the text, "We know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness." Mr. Bryant preached this eve from the text, "For many walk of whom I have told you before, and now tell you even weeping, etc. We had a solemn and impressive service, but none rose for prayers, though many were sensibly affected. May the Lord bless His word, in His own good time. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 56.) Feb. 27. Monday. Horace Hammond called this P.M. He had received a letter from Nannie Prescott, and called to read it to us. Before he left, Ellen White came in. The County Surveyor - John Wallace has arrived from Stockton, to survey the line running between us and Geo. Locke. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 57.) Feb. 28. Tuesday. The morning was foggy. Ada has started for Stockton with Father Hammond, Clara and Josephine Cahill. The girls are to attend the Quarterly Examination for Teachers, with view to certificates, Clara and Josephine wish to teach,
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