Oct. 31. aid and comfort. I certainly felt encouragedby its lowly example to do so.I have been very busy writing andsewing. I have written to Susan andAugusta. I feel lonely tonight, for theDr. has not returned.Nov. 1. I have this day received 3 very interestingletters from home. They havereally done me good. They bring thenews that Sebastopol has been evacutedby the Russians, and that theEnglish have taken possession. Dr.has returned from Sac. well, but verytired.Nov.2. This day we have spent happilyand busily at the new house. Set upthe store, and wished we could taketea there, but had no provisions.Nov. 3. We have been in our new home allday. Ate supper, our first meal here. Ohow happy we are. Our family nowconsist of five. Mr. Simpson. thecarpenter, who has not finished workhere, Lawrence Moore, Robert, Dr. &myself. It seems so good to be reallyat home, I wish mother was here tonight to share our joy. I hope we mayalways be as happy as we are now.Nov. 4. Sabbath. A pleasant day, We preparedourselves for church as usual, butwere detained in doing so by an Indianwho came to see the Dr. But wemade all possible haste to go, however,we did not arrive there until afterthe preacher had commenced thissermon, and so I have not experiencedthe pleasure which I shouldotherwise have enjoyed. I dislike tobe tardy at church. After we returnedwe went to the S. School, which was avery interesting one today.Nov. 6. Anniversary of our parents weddingday. They have been married 21years, When we have been married aslong, I hope we may be no less happy.I commenced washing this morning,but was interrupted by Mrs. Bramletwho came to make me a visit. She returnedbefore sunset, and I accompaniedher a long distance on horseback,Nov. 8. Thursday. Today Mrs. Vance came tosee us. She is troubled with a very sore arm.She took dinner with us, and returnedsoon after. The school trustees held a meetinghere this afternoon, for the purpose of examiningan applicant for teaching in the
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