Delia Locke


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1878. granted to Mrs. Stewart and Anna, as they wish to join the Lodi church, but it seems Debbie does not. Nova Miller dined with us, and Mamie Gove and Nellie Matheson called to see Minnie Burt. (T.S.R. 61. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 76.) Aug. 26. Monday. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 76.) Aug. 27. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 72.) Aug. 28. Wednesday. I have written to Howard. Mrs. Ambrose called. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 72.) Aug. 29. Thursday. Minnie Burt went home today. She is to commence her school in Sutter Creek on Monday. I have written to Luther. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 81.) Aug. 30. Friday. Hot weather. (T.S.R. 63. 2 P.M. 95. S.S. 85.) Aug. 31. Saturday. I have written to Hannah Geffroy and received letters from Howard and Horace. (T.S.R. 67. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 82.) Sept. 1. Sabbath. We have attended meeting today. Mr. Guernsey preached from the text. "Who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity." Mr. & Mrs. Guernsey dined here. It has been thought best for him to supply the pulpit at present, till we can get some one. (T.S.R. 61. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 76.) Sept. 2. Monday. Have received letters from Ida and Mrs. Mowry. Mrs. M. sent seeds of a flower which grows by the spring near Luther's house, of a yellowish color. I have had Mary plant some, to see if they will grow here. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 76.) Sept. 3. Tuesday. I have written to Horace. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 83.) Sept. 4. Wednesday. A man by the name of Gilbert is here, engaged in writing up the early history of the county. He comes to me for items which I can furnish him from my Journal, about the church, Lodges, schoolhouse, etc. and I have spent most of the day looking up points and dates for him. (T.S.R. 66. 2 P.M. 93. S.S. 85.) Sept. 5. Thursday. I have been to Stockton today with Dr. and returned, and had seven cavities in my teeth filled with gold by Dr. Henderson. Of course I am very weary but did not like to remain away from baby over night. (T.S.R. 63. 2 P.M. 89. S.S. 80.) 1878. Sept. 6. Friday. I have written three letters today - one to Howard, one to Luther, and one to Mr. Wallace. I wanted to enquire of the latter the exact date of the formation of the Union Sabbath School here, in the little cloth schoolhouse. As it was already in existence when I arrived here from the East, and as Mr. Wallace was here before I was. I think perhaps he will know who were present at its organization, as well as the date. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 89. S.S. 82.) Sept. 7. Saturday. Mr. Gilbert is still here, writing up the County history. I have received a letter from Horace. I took a very bad cold the other night when I came out of Stockton, and am troubled with asthma again. I had extra outside clothing to keep me comfortable, but it was accidentally left in town, and I did not have the benefit of it. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 89. S.S. 82.) Sept. 8. Sabbath. We have attended meeting as usual. Mr. Guernsey preached from the text, "Is there no balm in Gilead," etc. Nova Miller came home with us and remained all night. (T.S.R. 66. 2 P.M. 89. S.S. 80.) Sept. 9. Monday. Received a letter from Ida. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 82.) Sept. 10. Tuesday. We have very warm weather for this time of the year. The heat is sultry and oppressive, and I am sick with headache. (T.S.R. 62. 2 P.M. 93. S.S. 81.) Sept. 11. Wednesday. Having found out through Dr. Mooar of the Theological Seminary, the address of Mr. Dinsmore which is Hamlet, Marin Co. I have written to him to know if he will visit and preach for us. I have also been to Father's today, and received a letter from Hannah Geffroy. Just before sunset, I rode with Dr. to Mrs. Brakeman's, to see about feed for sheep. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 91. S.S. 80.) Sept. 12. Thursday. Father and Mother dined with us. As we heard that Susie's baby is very sick, Mother and I rode over to see it. We found it truly very sick, with something like cholera infantum. It seems to be in so much pain as not to be able to sleep, vomits its milk, and has constant movements of its bowels. We did not stay long. Dr. is doing what he can for it. There came to the

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January 1878

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