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Delia Locke

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1876. July 25. Tuesday. Received our weekly letter from Ada. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 74.) July 26. Wednesday. Wrote to Ada. Ida went with Sarah and the Greenlaw girls to visit at Mr. Putnam's. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 72.) July 27. Thursday. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 76.) July 28. Friday. Wrote to Aunt Olive Stetson and send Eunice's picture to her and to Aunt Mary Reed. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 75.) July 29. Saturday. Taking Eunice with us, Dr. and I went to side in the buggy. We went across the river to Mr. Foster's and made a short call, Ada is to teach the Burnswick school next turn - commencing the 4th of Sept. From this place we rode to Father Green, and learning that he had gone to Hawks' Corner, we rode to that place to see him, then home. We learn that Mr. Ben. Haley died at Jackson this morning, and that he will be brought here tomorrow and busied. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 78.) July 30. Sabbath. We have attended meeting as usual. Mr. Stewart preached from the text, "Ye are the light of the world." Mrs. McCloud and Mrs. Le Faber took dinner with us, then we all went to the funeral of Mr. Ben Haly, which was in our church the Campbellite minister presiding. It was a kind of a farce, singing "Brother, then wart mild and lovely." & c - the minister praising up the dead and extolling him as virtuous, and exhorting us to be ready to die, as he was, etc. Then O nice Haley screamed and made so much disturbance that they took her out, and at the grave, Mrs. De Witt made a good deal of noise, which seeming so unnecessary, was very annoying. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 78.) July 31. Monday. Called at Mr. Stewart's this afternoon, also at Mr. Grubs to see about having my sick dress made over, then at Father's, to get a receipt from her for the moneys collected three two past months for Mr. Stewart. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 94. S.S. 84.) 1876. July 25. Tuesday. Received our weekly letter from Ada. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 74.) July 26. Wednesday. Wrote to Ada. Ida went with Sarah and the Greenlaw girls to visit at Mr. Putnam's. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 72.) July 27. Thursday. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 76.) July 28. Friday. Wrote to Aunt Olive Stetson and send Eunice's picture to her and to Aunt Mary Reed. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 75.) July 29. Saturday. Taking Eunice with us, Dr. and I went to side in the buggy. We went across the river to Mr. Foster's and made a short call, Ada is to teach the Burnswick school next turn - commencing the 4th of Sept. From this place we rode to Father Green’s, and learning that he had gone to Hawks' Corner, we rode to that place to see him, then home. We learn that Mr. Ben. Haley died at Jackson this morning, and that he will be brought here tomorrow and busied. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 78.) July 30. Sabbath. We have attended meeting as usual. Mr. Stewart preached from the text, "Ye are the light of the world." Mrs. McCloud and Mrs. Le Faber took dinner with us, then we all went to the funeral of Mr. Ben Haley, which was in our church the Campbellite minister presiding. It was a kind of a farce, singing "Brother, then wart mild and lovely." &c - the minister praising up the dead and extolling him as virtuous, and exhorting us to be ready to die, as he was, etc. Then O nice Haley screamed and made so much disturbance that they took her out, and at the grave, Mrs. De Witt made a good deal of noise, which seeming so unnecessary, was very annoying. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 78.) July 31. Monday. Called at Mr. Stewart's this afternoon, also at Mr. Grubs to see about having my sick dress made over, then at Father's, to get a receipt from her for the moneys collected three two past months for Mr. Stewart. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 94. S.S. 84.) 1876. Aug. 1. Tuesday. Received the usual weekly letter from Ada. (T.S.R. 64. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 80.) Aug. 2. Wednesday. Have written to Ada. Mr. Foster is here for the night. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 82.) Aug. 3. Thursday. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 91. S.S. 81.) Aug. 4. Friday. Taking Mrs. Wallace and her boys with one, I went in the buggy to visit Ellen Baird. The weather being so warm, we started early, but were a long time in going, for the tire nearly ran off one of the front wheels, so we had to drive slowly, Found Mrs. Gaylor Ralph there. Stopped to dinner, and had a pleasant time. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 78.) Aug. 5. Saturday. Dr. attended the Republican convention in Stockton, though it is quite dangerous to go there, on account of the small pox. Many are sick with it, and some have died. Mr. Buck, the Mayor, has a child dangerously ill with it. Yellow flags float in all parts of the city. Ida spent Sarah's birthday with her. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 91. S.S. 80.) Aug. 6. Sabbath. We have attended the S. school as usual. It is all the time increasing in numbers and interest. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 75.) Aug. 7. Monday. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 75.) Aug. 8. Tuesday. Received the usual letter from Ada. She is counting the weeks till she shall come home, though they wish her to stay. She is now engaged to teach the Brunswick school. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 76.) Aug. 9. Wednesday. Wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 80.) Aug. 10. Thursday. Mrs. B. Bryant and Katie Barry with the little child of Mr. Cummings came here and dined with us. Little Annie Cummings is fat and healthy, and has now an excellent home, and they wish to keep her. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 92. S.S. 84.) Aug. 11. Friday. Dr. started for San Francisco. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 94. S.S. 85.) Aug. 12. Saturday. (T.S.R. 62. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 81.) Aug. 13. Sabbath. Then has been a sudden change in the weather We have attended meeting as usual Mr. Stewart preached from text, "If ye then be risen with Christ."

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January 1876

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Original diary dimensions: 22 x 33 cm.

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Delia Locke, diaries, women, diarist, California, Locke-Hammond Family Papers, Lockeford, CA, Dean Jewett Locke, rural life, rural California, 19th Century, church, temperance organizations, Mokelumne River Ladies' Sewing Circle, temperature recordings, journal

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