Delia Locke


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1876. at once, but I see no harm in their waiting a little and we could not have the heart to refuse baptism to them, when they desired it. "God bless the lambs of the flock." (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 72.) Sept. 11. Monday. Mr. & Mrs. Stewart and the girls were here to dinner today. Had a pleasant visit from them. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 76.) Sept. 12. Tuesday. Received a call from Mrs. John Smith and Mrs. P. L. Megerle, each with her baby boy, and each named Louis, for the dead brother. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 75.) Sept. 13. Wednesday. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 76.) Sept. 14. Thursday. Have attended the prayermeeting this eve. For our lesson we had the S. S. lesson of last Sabbath - the excellent woman. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 76.) Sept. 15. Friday. Cloudy. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 72.) Sept. 16. Saturday. We had a little rain this morning. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 69.) Sept. 17. Sabbath. We have attended S. school, as usual. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 73.) Sept. 18. Monday. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 75.) Sept. 19. Tuesday. Very warm. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 78.) Sept. 20. Wednesday. Rose with a sick headache this morning and was obliged to lie down again, but managed to starch the clothes in the course of the day. This afternoon, received a call from Mrs. Elliott of Lodi. Should have enjoyed it very much, had I been well. As it was, was glad to see her. She with her husband were visiting at Mr. Stewart's. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 70.) Sept. 21. Thursday. Cooler. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 68.) Sept. 22. Friday. Received a short letter from Clara telling of the birth of a baby boy to them on Tues. last, the 19th inst. She wrote the letter herself. I am afraid she tried to be too smart. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 70.) Sept. 23. Saturday. We have today put down the rag carpet in the sitting room, which I have been so long make. It is very nice for a rag carpet, and I have enough left 1876. for four rugs. We took ever thing out, cleaned the room and newly hung the pictures. Also we moved out the furniture which was in the best chamber and moved some beautiful and costly new furniture in, which was bought with the money Ada earned teaching school. Right in the midst of our hard work and confusion, a classmate of Ada's at the Normal, made us a visit. His name is N. W. Davis, and he has been teaching at Bullard's Bar. He is now on his way to Santa Clara, where his friends reside. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 73.) Sept. 24. Sabbath. We have attended meeting as usual. Mr. Stewart preached from the text. "The harvest truly is great and the laborers are few." Mr. Davis has been here all day. The weather is very warm. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 78.) Sept. 25. Monday. Mr. Davis left this morning. Luther arrived home very late this evening from Nevada, seven days from Mr. Hetfield's. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 85.) Sept. 26. Tuesday. Still (T.S.R. 63. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 80.) Sept. 27. Wednesday. Very warm. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 79.) Sept. 28. Thursday. We have had a little rain today and two beautiful rainbows tonight. Mrs. Le Faber came here this afternoon and I wrote a letter for her to her father in Conn. Have been to the prayermeeting this eve, and had a precious meeting. (T.S.R. 63. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 86.) Sept. 29.Friday. I have written to Sister Clara today. Still oppressively hot. (T.S.R. 65. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 78.) Sept. 30. Saturday. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 76.) Oct. 1. Sabbath. We have been to meeting today. Mr. F. H. Wales, formerly from So. Weymouth, Mass, but now of Riverside, Cal. preached for us today, in the absence of Mr. Stewart. His text this morn was, "Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the tender vines" I did not hear him tonight, but he preached very well both times. He is to be ordained this week as pastor of the Cong. church at Riverside. He is cousin of Mrs. Wallace's. He dined with us, and this afternoon we have had a sing in the church, Mrs. Stewart presiding at the organ. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 77.) Oct. 2. Monday. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 77.) Oct. 3. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 75.)

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January 1876

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