Dec. 11. the youngest 3 months. She wassuffering from toothache, and says shehas not a sound tooth in her head.After school, Dr. returned with theschool - teacher, and we took tea andstarted for home. We stopped at thedoor of the mill for flour, and thenrode home as fast as we could, for itwas colder than I have ever seen itbefore here, Mr. Burlingame is to staywith us all night.Dec. 12. Wednesday. A very cold morning.The teacher started for school in time.Mr. Coffey brought Mrs. Thomasonhere and they dined with us. Towardsnight, Mrs. Vincent & daughterscalled and stopped for a little time.This has been Sister Hannah'ssixth birthday. Mrs. Furnish hasa little daughter born today.Dec. 13. This morning was cloudy, & aboutnoon it rained a very little,I have been writing to Susan, motherand Mrs. Lakeman today.Dec. 15. The morning was cloudy, but wehave had very little rain. Today Ihave been writing to Aunt Abbatt &cousin Augusta HoldenDec. 16. Sabbath. This day has been verypleasant. Dr. was obliged to visit somepatients today, so we did not attendchurch. Mr. Burlingame, the schoolteacher dined with us, and I asked himif he would not go to S. school with us.He thought he would. So I had my saddleput on the gray mare, and, as theDr. was called away, he accompaniedme down. George came with his wagonand invited me to ride home with himSo Robert rode the mare home, and Irode in the wagon. In the evening.George, Mr. Wallace and Father camehere and we spent the time in singingAll enjoyed it much.Dec. 17. We have had cloudy weathertoday. Dr. brought me a little whitedog tonight. I call him Jewel. Ithink he will make a fine dog. Thisevening, George came along and invitedus to go to Mr. Vincent's withhim. Dr. was so busy, he said he couldnot go. So I went with him. It was afine evening, and we had a pleasanttime. We found Mrs. Vincent not verywell. They are still living in their clothhouse.
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