Delia Locke


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1874. she succeeded so well. We have also received letters from Mrs. Sarah J. L. Dyke of Texas. (T.S.R. 64.2 P.M. 94. S.S. 85.) June 14. Sabbath. I have not been able to go to S. school today. The children attended the funeral of a child of Mr. Ennis' this afternoon at the Brick Church. (T.S.R. 61.2 P.M. 95. S.S. 84.) June 15. Monday. (T.S.R. 62.2 P.M. 94. S.S. 82.) June 16. Tuesday. Cooler. (T.S.R. 58.2 P.M. 84. S.S. 68.) June 17. Wednesday. A windy day. Susie made me a call. Received a letter from Ada. She has been almost sick with a bad cold but is better. They are moving to their new quarters. (T.S.R. 53.2 P.M. 80. S.S. 70.) June 18. Thursday. Received a letter from Mrs. McStay yesterday saying she should not be able to leave home to come and stop with me, to which this morn I wrote reply. Also I wrote to Ada. Mrs. Starkey called this afternoon. (T.S.R. 54.2 P.M. 83. S.S. 68.) June 19. Friday. Little cloudy. (T.S.R. 54.2 P.M. 78. S.S. 64.) June 20. Saturday. (T.S.R. 54.2 P.M. 89. S.S. 80.) June 21. Sabbath. My health is quite feeble yet. My cough is very troublesome. The morning was a little cloudy. We have remarkably cool weather for this time of the year Mr. Harpending preached for Mr. Ross. (T.S.R. 64.2 P.M. 79. S.S. 64.) June 22. Monday. Father and Mother came in to say goodbye. They intend to start tomorrow for a visit to New England, to stay until the fall. They have both been lately vaccinated. (T.S.R. 54.2 P.M. 80. S.S. 61.) June 23. Tuesday. Father and Mother started today for the East, going to Stockton first, Josiah and Eliza are to live in their house with John and take the care of things. Luther also started today on horseback to go to Mr. Hetfield's in Nevada, to help him take account of stock, and see the wool. It will be a long and hard trip, but he has been before. We have received letters from Ada and 1874. from Dr. Moore. His birthday occurred on the 12 inst, and he is 73 yrs. old. His health is quite feeble. Mrs. Wallace called this afternoon. (T.S.R. 54.2 P.M. 81. S.S. 71.) June 24. Wednesday. Little cloudy. (T.S.R. 54.2 P.M. 78. S.S. 63.) June 25. Thursday. (T.S.R. 52.2 P.M. 78. S.S. 64.) June 26. Friday. Mrs. Gay called this afternoon. Her father and sister have been visiting them from the East, or rather Chicago, and they have all been to the Big Trees and Yosemite Valley together. A new road has just been completed to Yosemite the first wagon road and the celebration of its completion was while they were there. The friends have now returned home. Mr. Sawyer's school closed today. He is now to be employed at Poland. (T.S.R. 53.2 P.M. 83. S.S. 72.) June 27. Saturday. Today occurred the annual school election for Trustees. Two had to be chosen, because the Co-Supt- declared Mr. Ed. Smith's office vacant, though he has gone East for but a short visit. So Josiah was chosen for one year and Mr. Bruml for three years. Mr. Ross, who would have thought it, labored hard for Mr. Brumls election, a Jew, who can hardly read or write wrote and circulated votes at the polls, contrary to law, till Josiah reminded him of it. Ought not our town to be proud of its Minister, its liquor-selling Jew Trustee, and its Odd Fellows Lodge? (T.S.R. 55.2 P.M. 88. S.S. 72.) June 28. Sabbath. My cough has been very trouble some of late, especially in the morning, causing what seem to be spasms in my throat, which are quite painful. I was quite exhausted after I had helped the children off to S. school. After it was over, Susie's and Mrs. Wallace's families came here, and from the four the scab on John Gerould’s arm, Dr. vaccinated Lilla, Freddy, Eddie Moore, Ida, Horace and himself. (T.S.R. 55.2 P.M. 86. S.S. 76.)

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January 1874

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