Delia Locke


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Sept. 23. Sabbath. This morning we foundMr. Warren very sick and unable torise. He ate some grapes last night,which caused him pain in the stomachand vomiting; and he still continuesto vomit up everything hetakes. Have not been to church today.The Dr. was too busy, and I couldnot leave Mrs. Warren. She gave mesome beautiful grapes, pears and apples.which they brought from Sacramentomarket.Sept. 23. Mr. Warren is still sick. Hisstomach is still much irritated.They are N. E. people, and I shouldenjoy their society much, if I hadnot so much to do. She has seentrouble in her day, having buriedthree children, besides other nearfriends.Sept. 25. Mrs. Holman with two childrenand Mrs. Smith and brother came hereto dinner, so that I provided dinnerfor 18. Mr. Warren is still very sick.Sept. 27. Thursday, Mr. and Mrs. Comptonand daughter came here today. Sheis not yet quite 16, and she was marriedwhen she was 13, and her childSept. 27. was born when she was 14. Sheis a Western woman of no education,though he is quite intelligent. It isdeplorable to think of the country beingsettled by such ignorant people.Sept. 29. Saturday. Wrote to Augusta.M. Warren is no better. They havenow been here a week, during whichtime he has taken scarcely nourishmentenough to keep him alive.Sept. 30. Sabbath. A most delightful day,though very warm. Mr. Warren seems alittle more comfortable. We concluded totake his horse and buggy and go tochurch. We accordingly did so, andarrived at the schoolhouse about theusual time for preaching, but foundthat although the minister was there,scarcely any one else had come. We waitedabout an hour, and as no one came, wedetermined to start for the Camp Meetingon Dry Creek. Just as we stepped intothe buggy. Mr. Holman and familyarrived but they were so late, it was notthought best to stop. So Robert, Dr. andI went on to the Camp Meeting. Wetook our dinner with us and ate it onthe road. We reached the ground a half

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September 1855

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