Delia Locke


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1875. Mrs. Wallace, Mrs. Keniston and the teacher and Clara remained to tea. (T.S.R. 41.2 P.M. 66. S.S. 63.) Mar. 11. Thursday. A windy day. Wrote to Ada. A minister Rev. Mr. Morgan - lately come from Mexico - arrived here this afternoon. He has come as a candidate for the ministry here. He is an Englishman and unmarried, has been preaching with Mr. Watkins in Mexico. His health failing, he has come to Cal. and is now looking about for a location. (T.S.R. 42.2 P.M. 66. S.S. 60.) Mar. 12. Friday. (T.S.R. 38.2 P.M. 67. S.S. 60.) Mar. 13. Saturday. Eunice is now seven months old, has two teeth, and weighs seventeen pounds. Only Ada, Howard, Horace and Eddie had two teeth, as she has, the other six had none. Six of the little ones were larger than she is, and four - Ada, Ida, Mary and Willard - were smaller. But none were pretties or better natured. She has not lost her baby hair, except on the back of her head, but it has turned to a reddish color, so as to be almost an auburn. She will take a piece in her hands, and eat nicely, and is very handy with her play things. Mr. Morgan is here for the night. (T.S.R. 39.2 P.M. 54. S.S. 51.) Mar. 14. Sabbath. A windy day. We have attended meeting as usual. Mr. Morgan is here and preached well from the text. "Walk in the Spirit," etc. He speaks very correctly and pleasantly - is acquainted with six different languages, and has traveled much. He is quite a scholar. (T.S.R. 36.2 P.M. 53. S.S. 48.) Mar. 15. Monday. Still windy and disagreeable. Mr. Morgan is still here. Received letters from Luther and Ada. Luther, poor boy, found it hard to leave home, but I feel just now, that it was better he should for awhile, on account of the conduct of Mr. & Mrs. Gay for I would not wish him to be in any manner implicated in their dishonesty. But I hope he will not stay away long. I fear he will, however, for his Father does not wish him to come home. (T.S.R. 32.2 P.M. 59. S.S. 57.) 1875. Mar. 16. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 37.2 P.M. 62. S.S. 57.) Mar. 17. Wednesday. Wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 42.2 P.M. 58. S.S. 57.) Mar. 18. Thursday. Windy. I have written to Luther. (T.S.R. 44.2 P.M. 59. S.S. 56.) Mar. 19. Friday. (T.S.R. 33.2 P.M. 65. S.S. 59.) Mar. 20. Saturday. (T.S.R. 40.2 P.M. 60. S.S. 57.) Mar. 21. Sabbath. Had a severe headache this morning and did not feel able to go to meeting. Mr. Blakeslee, in his yearly round, is with us, and preached this forenoon. Mr. Morgan was here to tea and preached this evening. Thinking a walk in the open air, would make my head feel better, I went to Josiah's to learn how Katie is. She is a very sick child - has fever and trouble of the lungs, and is quite wasted. (T.S.R. 37.2 P.M. 65. S.S. 55.) Mar. 22. Monday. A little cloudy. Mr. Blakeslee dined with us. His daughter Helen is teaching in Oakland. (T.S.R. 48.2 P.M. 70. S.S. 57.) Mar. 23. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 39.2 P.M. 64. S.S. 57.) Mar. 24. Wednesday. Day cloudy and windy and eve. rainy. Dr. has gone to San Jose to be present at the graduation exercises at the Normal School. Minnie Burt is one of the graduating class, and Ada is closing her Junior year. The weather is unfavorable. (T.S.R. 42.2 P.M. 67. S.S. 55.) Mar. 25. Thursday. (T.S.R. 38.2 P.M. 59. S.S. 54.) Mar. 26. Friday. I have written to Aunt Nancy Wilkinson and sent one of Ada's pictures, which I have requested Ed. Gerould to copy, and send copies to us, reserving some for friends there. Ada and her father arrived home today, "bag and baggage," safe and sound." Ada has been promoted unconditionally to the Senior Class. Next term of school to commence on the 15th of June. So she will have a long vacation. (T.S.R. 36.2 P.M. 60. S.S. 55.) Mar. 27. Saturday. (T.S.R. 42.2 P.M. 64. S.S. 57.) Mar. 28. Sabbath. A rainy day. But the rain did not keep us at home from meeting. Mr. Morgan preached from the text. "Wherefore seeing we are encompassed about by

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January 1875

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