Delia Locke


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1874. Sept. 11. Friday. Lee Gam Quing came to say goodbye. He is about to leave for China again. Clara called. (T.S.R. 48.2 P.M. 83. S.S. 74.) Sept. 12. Saturday. (T.S.R. 52.2 P.M. 83. S.S. 77.) Sept. 13. Sabbath. The family have nearly all been to the Camp Meeting at the Brick Church. I remained at home with baby, who is now a month old and weighs twelve pounds. She is a darling, quiet child. (T.S.R. 56.2 P.M. 89. S.S. 82.) Sept. 14. Monday. I have written to Aunt Gerould. Very warm weather. (T.S.R. 59.2 P.M. 93. S.S. 84.) Sept. 15. Tuesday. Susie called. (T.S.R. 60.2 P.M. 94. S.S. 85.) Sept. 16. Wednesday. Received a long letter from Ada telling about her visit to San Francisco and the Mechanics' Fair. Mrs. Bruml and Amelia, also Mary Pygall called. (T.S.R. 56.2 P.M. 89. S.S. 84.) Sept. 17. Thursday. Wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 54.2 P.M. 92. S.S. 84.) Sept. 18. Friday. Ida received a letter from Mother, telling that the picture of my native house has been taken to bring here. They intend to return before long. (T.S.R. 56.2 P.M. 88. S.S. 81.) Sept. 19. Saturday. (T.S.R. 54.2 P.M. 84. S.S. 70.) Sept. 20. Sabbath. I was not able to go to S. school with the others. Cool weather. (T.S.R. 51.2 P.M. 70. S.S. 63.) Sept. 21. Monday. (T.S.R. 51.2 P.M. 74. S.S. 68.) Sept. 22. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 50.2 P.M. 78. S.S. 72.) Sept. 23. Wednesday. (T.S.R. 51.2 P.M. 82. S.S. 74.) Sept. 24. Thursday. Dr. started for Sac. to attend the Fair and see about wool prices. I have written to Ada today. (T.S.R. 49.2 P.M. 84. S.S. 77.) Sept. 25. Friday. (T.S.R. 51.2 P.M. 87. S.S. 77.) Sept. 26. Saturday. (T.S.R. 57.2 P.M. 93. S.S. 77.) Sept. 27. Sabbath. I am not yet able to attend meeting on account of asthma. (T.S.R. 53.2 P.M. 80. S.S. 73.) Sept. 28. Monday. Weather a little cloudy. Today came, as presents from Aunt Gerould, by way of San Francisco and Mr. Porter, by the hand of Mr. Hanson, two Bibles for the two Johnnies who were named for her son. Inside them is written, "In memory of her son 1874. John Calvin Locke Gerould, who died A. D. 1862." One is for "John Calvin Locke" and the other is for "John Gerould Locke." (T.S.R. 54.2 P.M. 80. S.S. 71.) Sept. 29. Tuesday. Still a little cloudy. Reid a letter from Ada saying that Mr. Burt was at San Jose visiting. Sarah brought a paragraph here, cut from the "Boston Journal" stating that Dr. E. B. Moore died suddenly of what was supposed to be heart disease, in the drug store of Mr. White of Chelsea; on the 16th of Sept. This is very sudden, but I suppose not entirely unexpected by himself, as he wrote to us in June, that he was troubled by some disease of which he might die any time. He wrote calmly in reference to it, also spoke of his hopes that Lawrence would be a good and useful man, taking his place in his drug store. (T.S.R. 54.2 P.M. 82. S.S. 75.) Sept. 30. Wednesday. The day was cloudy with a little rain, and this eve has occurred one of the severest tempests ever known in this State. About ten o'clock, it raged with great violence, but lasted until two in the morning and the rain was hard for the first one of the season. Wrote to Ada today. (T.S.R. 62.2 P.M. 85. S.S. 75.) Oct. 1. Thursday. Cloudy day, with a little rain in the evening. I have attended the meeting of our Missionary Society at Clara's. Only Mrs. Wallace, Mrs. Pygall and myself present. Clara was chosen as Delegate to attend the Annual Meeting of the Cong. Association to be held at Oakland, Oct. 27th. (T.S.R. 58.2 P.M. 70. S.S. 63.) Oct. 2. Friday. A foggy morn and a cloudy day. Received a letter from Mother. They expect to be at home in about a month from this time. (T.S.R. 53.2 P.M. 70. S.S. 68.) Oct. 3. Saturday. (T.S.R. 52.2 P.M. 76. S.S. 71.) Oct. 4. Sabbath. I have been to S. school today for the first time for about five months. I have had a long sickness, and am not yet well. (T.S.R. 54.2 P.M. 81. S.S. 74.) Oct. 5. Monday. This morning, taking baby with me, I went to Mrs. Geo. Mowry's and dined with them. She is quilting a bed quilt for me. When I came home, I found two letters waiting for me, one from Ada, and one from S. Lawrence Moore, informing us of the circumstances of

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January 1874

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