Delia Locke


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1872. out of Nazareth?" I have not been out this evening. (T.S.R. 62. 2 P.M. 92. S.S. 83.) June 10. Monday. Howard and Horace have come home, but they only brought one steer. The others they were not able to find. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 75.) June 11. Tuesday. The heading machine of Reasoner and Trethway has come to head our grain. There are six men and eleven horses to be fed. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 66.) June 12. Wednesday. Many Chisholm took dinner with us. She and Ada have been to inquire for Mr. Fair banks, who is very sick, and L. McCloud has come home with Ada and will remain over night. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 79. S.S. 70.) June 13. Thursday. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 70.) June 14. Friday. Cool. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 77. S.S. 62.) June 15. Saturday. I have been sick with headache today, and sick from disappointment at not receiving any news from Dr. This is the sixteenth day since I have heard from him, and I suppose he must be on his way home, but I do not know. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 57.) June 16. Sabbath. The weather is cloudy and cold. Susie came over with her family in a boat, but as she was too late for meeting, came in and helped me to get up, which I did about noon, and I sat up the remainder of the day. Charles Elliott and wife and Emily Elliott were baptized and joined the church today. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 62.) June 17. Monday. The weather is still cloudy. This afternoon just as I was making up my mind to write to Mr. Hetfield a letter of inquiry relative to the Dr. he made his appearance, dusty and tired and bent with rheumatism, but glad to get home. Luther is well and enjoying himself finely, and the flocks and herds are doing well also. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 73. S.S. 66.) 1872. June 18. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 70.) June 19. Wednesday. This morning though quite choked up with asthma, I decided to ride to Stockton on a visit, thinking it might benefit my health to go. Horace Mann went as driver, and I took Eddie and Mary also. As both Josiah and Mr. Geffroy have lately moved, we did not know where either of them lived. We found where Josiah lives without great trouble, but no one was at home there, and a news carrier passing by said that he had this morning gone to San Francisco. So we tried to find to find Mr. Geffroy's place, which it took us nearly an hour to do, riding round in the hot sunshine and inquiring tiresome work enough. When at last we found them, we saw that we had passed the place twice before. Eliza and the children were there, and the prospect seemed favorable to having a very pleasant visit, after our tedious and dusty ride. All the friends are well. Bro. & Sis. Geffroy live in a new pleasant house, just with rear of Lane's Mills. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 80.) June 20. Thursday. A very warm day. I feel the heat more here at Stockton, than at home. Baby worries and cannot sleep well. We went out shopping after supper, and late in the evening, Josiah came home from San Francisco. He had had an interesting time attending Medical lectures. etc. (T.S.R. 62. 2 P.M. 96. S.S. 84.) June 21. Friday. This forenoon, Dr. and Horace came in, and we arranged to go out to Locke ford, all together. I went down to Eliza's house with her, to see where they live. We dined, all of us at Mr. Geffroy's, and towards eve started for home. There were twelve of us in the wagon. Eliza and her children, Hannah and her children, and Dr. & myself with our three children, and all our baggage, made good load. We arrived home safely, at a little past the usual tea time, and found all well. Baby is sick and very worrisome, and the heat is intense. (T.S.R. 69. 2 P.M. 100. S.S. 88.)

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January 1872

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