Delia Locke


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1872. way, and the Sec. was instructed to give him a call. I believe the Lord will bless and aid us in this enterprise. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 63.) May 5. Sabbath. We have attended church today. Mr. Ross preached from Eph. 2. 4-6, after which Mr. & Mrs. Eldred united with the church, and we had a communion service. This eve. he preached from the text, "Whom say ye that I am?" a grand subject, but he was poorly prepared to preach, as also in the morning, as he had not well studied his sermons. I do hope he will not ride round so much as to neglect his study. Eddie Shaw is here for the night. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 73. S.S. 62.) May 6. Monday. Eddie Shaw was here to breakfast and dinner. He will shortly go to work in San Francisco. Mrs. Wallace and Mrs. Huntington called this afternoon. Ada has been out with a subscription paper for Mr. Ross. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 56.) May 7. Tuesday. Weather cloudy, with a little rain at night. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 58.) May 8. Wednesday. Rev. Hiram Cummings and wife arrived here in the stage from the cars, to remain here until next week. His time is out at Dutch Flat, and he is now looking for a place. He was in the Legislature as Chaplin last winter. I did not feel well enough to attend the Lodge this eve. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 73. S.S. 70.) May 9. Thursday. Mr. & Mrs. Cummings have been here all day, and to meeting with us this eve. We had a good prayer meeting. (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 76. S.S. 73.) May 10. Friday. We have been with Mr. & Mrs. Cummings to take tea with Father and Mother. They formerly lived in Duxbury, Mass, and he went all over the state lecturing for the Anti-Slavery Cause, so that he knows many whom we know. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 76. S.S. 66.) 1872. May 11. Saturday. The Champions of the Red Cross have held a picnic at our grow today, and it has been a fine day for a picnic. A great many people were present, many of them strangers, from Mokelumne Stockton, and other places. The Stockton Comet Band were in attendance, of which Josiah is a member, and he was there too, but looking very feeble. Addresses were made by Rev. Messrs. Anthony, Cummings, and Mr. Steele of Stockton Refreshments were brought and tables set, and there was ample food for all. Ice cream, apples and strawberries were sold on the ground, and the company did not altogether disperse till near night. We all went but Johnnie and Eddie. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 72.) May 12. Sabbath. The New Church of the United Brethren was dedicated today, so we had no preaching in our church in the day time. I did not attend the service at the United Brethren Church, but O they did some smart begging there, I am told, as they wished to raise subscription enough to free the building from debt. And they finally accomplished it, though the case was rather a desperate one. They also had preaching at 3 o'clock. This eve. Mr. Cummings preached in our church a very able sermon, on the subject, "What was lost in the fall we regain in Christ. He is a very fluent speaker. (T.S.R. 59. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 66.) May 13. Monday. Weather a little cloudy. Mr. & Mrs. Cummings left this morning for Oakland with Clara and Mr. Ross to attend the State S. S. Convention. They have been pleasant visitors. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 79. S.S. 60.) May 14. Tuesday. A very high wind has been blowing today. Ada went with Mother to Oakland to attend the Convention. Mr. & Mrs. Geffroy started last week and have been visiting at San Jose. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 73. S.S. 69.)

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January 1872

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