Delia Locke


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1873. at the price demanded, and Mr. Swank, though seeming to be a good man, is a fly away, and wants to accomplish everything in a moment, which, as he has but little capital, it is impossible for him to do. He said perhaps he should come back after looking around, but I think he will not. I went down to see Mrs. Mowry's baby tonight. She is a fine little girl. (T.S.R. 45.2 P.M. 75. S.S. 68.) Oct. 3. Friday. (T.S.R. 47.2 P.M. 75. S.S. 68.) Oct. 4. Saturday. I have written to Roland today. (T.S.R. 47.2 P.M. 79. S.S. 73.) Oct. 5. Sabbath. I had fever last night, and have been in bed most of the day. We had a little thunder shower about noon, the first rain of the season. (T.S.R. 55.2 P.M. 74. S.S. 64.) Oct. 6. Monday. The day has been cloudy and rainy. Mrs. Le Faber came in with her children this afternoon, and was detained by the rain. (T.S.R. 50.2 P.M. 73. S.S. 61.) Oct. 7. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 54.2 P.M. 75. S.S. 67.) Oct. 8. Wednesday. Another cloudy and rainy day. A hard rain for this time of the year. (T.S.R. 60.2 P.M. 69. S.S. 66.) Oct. 9. Thursday. A foggy morning, and pleasant day. (T.S.R. 47.2 P.M. 72. S.S. 68.) Oct. 10. Friday. This morning being a very clear and pleasant one, and I feeling pretty well, I went on foot to visit the school. Mr. Knight is the teacher, and is a very quiet, gentlemanly man. He seems to have the confidence of the scholars and commands their respect. As to his ability to impact knowledge. I think it is not so great, and he is so easy with the scholars that they are not studious enough. I stayed till noon, then went to the store and ate some crackers, intending to spend most of the afternoon in making calls. I first went to Mrs. Harvey's, then to Mrs. Southard's, next door. But I found I had over-rated my strength, 1873. and I then felt so sick that. I could go no farther, and had I not felt it necessary. I should have I thought I was unable to get home. But plucking up all remaining strength, I came home and got upon the bed in great pain. Thus ended my ambition to make calls. But I am glad I did what I could. (T.S.R. 44.2 P.M. 77. S.S. 72.) Oct. 11. Saturday. Mrs. Wallace and Ellen White came in this eve. They informed us that Mrs. Huntington has a little daughter, born 18th Sept. Now she has just a pair, a son and a daughter. (T.S.R. 47.2 P.M. 83. S.S. 75.) Oct. 12. Sabbath. Mr. Harpending preached this mon and he came here to dinner and tea. I have been so much troubled with asthma today, that I could not go to meeting, and tonight it is very oppressive. It is not often of late, that I have been able to go to church, but I love to go and I bless the Lord that He comforts my heart even in sickness and weakness. (T.S.R. 50.2 P.M. 83. S.S. 77.) Oct. 13. Monday. Windy at night. (T.S.R. 50.2 P.M. 80. S.S. 72.) Oct. 14. Tuesday. Windy. (T.S.R. 50.2 P.M. 73. S.S. 64.) Oct. 15. Wednesday. (T.S.R. 44.2 P.M. 67. S.S. 59.) Oct. 16. Thursday. (T.S.R. 37.2 P.M. 70. S.S. 62.) Oct. 17. Friday. I have been sick in bed with fever most of the day. (T.S.R. 40.2 P.M. 75. S.S. 64.) Oct. 18. Saturday. Still sick. (T.S.R. 48.2 P.M. 78. S.S. 68.) Oct. 19. Sabbath. I am a little better today, but very weak and not able to go out to meeting. There was no preaching in our church this morning as the United Brethren are holding a protracted meeting to continue through the week. However, all went to our church this eve, and Mr. Harpending preached. (T.S.R. 45.2 P.M. 78. S.S. 68.) Oct. 20. Monday. Mr. Thomas Wiley called this eve. He lives near Jenny Lind. (T.S.R. 50.2 P.M. 78. S.S. 70.)

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January 1873

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