Oct. 8. The chimney is completed, andthey are engaged in shingling thehouse - preparing for the rains. Mr.Warren continues about the same.Oct. 9. Today the store was moved into the house. This I hope will makemy work easier.Oct. 10. The carpenters commenced workon the new house. I am so glad. Nowit will soon be done. A few more daysof toil like this, and we shall removeto where I can devote more of my,time to sewing, reading and music,and my dear Dr. can pursue hisstudies without interruption, andattend to practice unembarrassed byso much other business.Oct. 12. Rode out with Mr. Warren in thebuggy. We called on Mrs. Holman. Shehad just returned from Stockton,where she had gone to hire help. Shedid not succeed in obtaining anyand had concluded to try and dothe work herself. For my part, I shouldthink she would prefer so to do. Emmamight help her a great deal, if shewere taught, and she has only 3children, the youngest nearly 2 years old.Oct. 12. We rode up as far. Mr. Butter's,intending to call there, but saw nothingof him, and supposed he had gone away.We wished to ride farther and view thecountry, but it has getting late, so wereturned, and found Col. Smart here.from Sacramento.Oct. 13. Mr. and Mrs. Warren started forhome today, having been here three weeksWe fear the journey will be too great forhim, as he is not yet able to sit up any.Oct. 14. Sabbath. Attended church at thesmall school house. Dr. Canders preached.Subject. Repentance and Faith. "Withoutthem, there can be no time Christiancharacter," I enjoy his preaching much.We are now to have preaching every Sabbath.It seems more like N. E.Oct. 19. Friday. Today I received 7 letters fromN. E. How cheering! O that those kindfriends could but know the pleasure theyafford me. They are certainly very self-sacrificingto gratify me thus. At noonDr. said he was going to Mr. Vance fora load of flour. I said "I should like togo too. "Very well." said he. "you can" SoI prepared myself immediately, andwent in the lumber wagon. It was very
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