Delia Locke


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1873. cian's care since last summer for an effection of the eyes, and her general health is now very poor. We found her in bed when we arrived there. Under these circumstances, Mr. Elliott did not feel justified in doing much towards the salary but he gave five dollars. This was all we received though we called at Mrs. Morse's, at Dr. Jack's and at Uncle Geo. Thomason's. We had a pleasant though muddy ride, and dined with the Elliott family, arriving home just after sunset. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 55.) Mar. 8. Saturday. The church met here this afternoon to consider the matter of hiring Mr. Ross for another year. All but fifty dollars are reported as collected Mr. Wallace was chosen as committee to arrange the matter with Mr. Ross. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 56.) Mar. 9 .Sabbath. We have had a good meeting today, better than usual. Mr. Ross preached from the text, "Is thy heart right, as my heart is with thy heart. If so give me thy hand." In the S. school our lesson was upon the trial of Abraham's faith. It was a precious season to me. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 61.) Mar. 10. Monday. Eliza called this afternoon. Another church meeting was held tonight, at the house of Mr. Wallace, at which it was voted to extend a call to Mr. Ross for this present year provided he shall be willing to report things and money given him as donations, as helps to pay the salary. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 65.) Mar. 11. Tuesday. Ida went to Stockton with her father. I called on Mrs. Le Faber this afternoon. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 65.) Mar. 12. Wednesday. (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 71. S.S. 67.) Mar. 13. Thursday. Weather cloudy and showery. Howard went to the Station today for freight from the 1873. Railroad, and on his way he met Mr. Simpson coming up with Josiah, who has just returned from the East. He is in good health. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 60.) Mar. 14. Friday. Mrs. Le Faber called this afternoon. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 59.) Mar. 15. Saturday. We have had a cloudy day and the night is rainy. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 56.) Mar. 16. Sabbath. Mr. Ross went to the Station today, so we had no preaching this morning. We all went to S. school as usual. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 59.) Mar. 17. Monday. A windy and disagreeable day. Josiah came and dined with us. He looks better for his trip, but says he would not choose to live in the East. He intends now to engage in teaching, until the time for another term of school. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 62.) Mar. 18. Tuesday. The Sewing Circle met this afternoon at Mrs. Wallace's. There were present, Mother, Susie, Clara, Mrs. Le Faber, Mrs. Ringer and myself. Mrs. Stacy, Mrs. Sager and Eliza called in. I had the sick headache, vomited and could not eat a mouthful of supper, came home and went straight to bed. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 65.) Mar. 19. Wednesday. Bro. Josiah is to teach our next school. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 65.) Mar. 20. Thursday. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 68.) Mar. 21. Friday. We have today put down the first carpet in the house, a straw-carpet in the sitting room. (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 68.) Mar. 22. Saturday. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 65.) Mar. 23. Sabbath. I did not attend meeting today, as I was not really well, and feared to sit in a cold house. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 63.) Mar. 24. Monday. School commenced today. Six of the children go. Ada is in the store. Josiah is the teacher. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 61.)

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January 1873


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