Delia Locke


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1871. so I did not think it best, in my state of health, to go to hear Mr. Bryant preach this eve. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 54.) Mar. 13. Monday. The wind has blown briskly this afternoon, and just before night, we had a vigorous shower of rain in large drops, which was almost hail. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 52.) Mar. 14. Tuesday. The afternoon was cloudy. The farmers are longing for rain again. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 54.) Mar. 15. Wednesday. The weather is still cloudy. We have attended the Lodge this eve. Three gentlemen were initiated - Hiran Carpenter and two old men, who have been hard drunkards. It is doubtful whether this institution saves them, for it is indeed the eleventh hour with them. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 57.) Mar. 16. Thursday. I have been at Mother's visiting this afternoon. Susie, Hannah G., Mrs. Wallace and Ellen were also there. We went to make a farewell visit to Clara, who is about to leave to commence a school on the Sonora road, about five miles from Stockton. She goes tomorrow. I must say I had a pleasant visit. I did not mention that Roland was also there, so that all Mother's children were there, except Josiah and Horace. Roland is up from San Francisco on a two weeks' visit, for as he drives a horse car, he cannot be absent long. We have been to prayer meeting this eve, and when we came home, it was raining a little. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 57.) Mar. 17. Friday. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 50.) Mar. 18. Saturday. The afternoon was cloudy. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 61. S.S. 54.) Mar. 19. Sabbath. The weather is still cloudy. How welcome rain would be Mr. Bishop preached from the text, "Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy," etc. In the evening he preached again from the text, "The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God," etc. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 55.) 1871. Mar. 20. Monday. Weather still cloudy. Mr. & Mrs. Bishop called this afternoon. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 59.) Mar. 21. Tuesday. A windy day. I have written to Mrs. Brier today, and directed the letter to Oroville, hoping she will receive it. We hear their labors in that place are blessed. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 53.) Mar. 22. Wednesday. The weather is still cloudy. I went to Hannah Geffroy's today. All of Mother's children were there except Clara, who is away teaching school at what is called the "eight mile corners." Mary Stedman and Ellen White, also Mr. & Mrs. Wallace were there at Hannah's. Josiah is having a week's vacation from school, is weak in health and has been suffering from asthma. This evening we have attended the Lodge. The G. W. S. W. H. Mills was present and made some very interesting and instructive remarks, which were well received by the Lodge. Five persons were initiated Mrs. Wallace and Mrs. Fowler - sisters-in-law, and Messers. Lander back, Reasoner and Hartwell. Mr. Mills came home with us, and will remain over night. He lives in Sacramento, and has a wife and two little children. I think he has done good by coming here, for Mr. Harvey has been inclined to be rather unpleasant about some unsettled money matters connected with Rescue Lodge, and Mr. Mills has now placed it beyond his jurisdiction, by leaving all in Dr.'s care. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 54.) Mar. 23. Thursday. Weather still cloudy, with a little rain in the morning, and the night is quite rainy, so that we cannot go to prayer meeting. Mr. Mills left after breakfast, and Mr. Orr of Stockton dined with us, immediately after which, Dr. left with him for Mokelumne, thence to San Francisco, to purchase supplies. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 57.) Mar. 24. Friday. The forenoon was cloudy, and the night rainy. Roland and Ellen White called this afternoon. Both

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