Delia Locke


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1878. we do not wish them. He signified his willingness to come for the sum of $650. for the year. After some consultation, it was decided to ask him to preach for us for a year and a com. was sent to him for the purpose. He returned answer that he would like to serve us, but thought he must first consult Bro. Warren on the subject. Bro. Thompson thought we ought to offer him more salary. (I wonder if he will be willing to pay him as much as he has Mr. Stewart, viz. 3.00 per year.) Money was raised to pay Father's expenses to the Gen. Association, if he would go as Delegate but he decided he could not leave home this week, so the money was transferred to Mr. Stewart, that he might be able to attend, as he has said he could not raise the means to go. Mr. Dinsmore says he will give us his answer next Thursday, but cannot preach for us next Sabbath. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 79.) Oct. 7. Monday. Mr. Dinsmore left this morning for San Francisco. Have received letters from the four absent children today - Luther, Howard, Horace and Ida. Still oppressively hot. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 75.) Oct. 8. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 72.) Oct. 9. Wednesday. We have received a letter from Mr. Dinsmore in which he accepts the position of Pastor to our church - the year to commence on the 1st of Oct. Also received a letter from Mrs. Tabor. She is not with Mr. Paul any more, but is living at Oakland Point. I have written to Horace. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 74. S.S. 68.) Oct. 10. Thursday. Wrote to Luther. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 74. S.S. 67.) Oct. 11. Friday. Weather a little cloudy. A "Cap Party" as it is called was held in the church this evening - proceeds to go towards repairs on the church building. There was a supper provided, and paper caps instead of neckties for couples. The idea seemed to take well, and the attendance was good. There was also ice cream, candies, lemonade and fruit for sale. There were seventy five dollars and twenty five cents taken in, of which fifty seven dollars were not proceeds. This was doing very well. Nova and Carrie Miller, also Willie Stewart with Debbie and Anna were here to spend the night. So we had every bed full. I was not able to attend the entertainment. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 64.) Oct. 12. Saturday. Weather still cloudy. Our company all left after breakfast. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 64.) Oct. 13. Sabbath. We have attended meeting. By request, Mr. Tabt preached for us from the text, "How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation." The weather is cooler. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 60.) Oct. 14. Monday. A very windy and rainy day. The rain has commenced in good reason. Received letters from Luther and Mrs. Mowry, also Horace. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 49. S.S. 49.) Oct. 15. Tuesday. Clear again. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 56.) Oct. 16. Wednesday. Wrote to Ida. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 60.) Oct. 17. Thursday. Wrote to Luther. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 71. S.S. 65.) Oct. 18. Friday. Dr. and Ada attended a Justice trial at Mr. Stephens office at Waterloo. An action was brought against Ed. Smith to get the money on the note which he owes the Lodge of Good Templars, which he refused to pay, and judgment was rendered against him in the sum of eighty dollars. When they came home, Sarah Kerr came with them to make us a visit. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 73. S.S. 70.) Oct. 19. Saturday. Mr. Dinsmore arrived today and went to board at Mr. Cudner's Uncle Holden arrived at night Georgie is now one year old, has eight teeth and weighs twenty four pounds. He has the same number of teeth as Ida, Eddie and Eunice had, and is as forward as any except Ada and Howard. And he is second only to Luther in size, and second only to Ada in being forward about getting around. He does not walk alone, but by things, holding on by one hand, and reaching wonderfully far to pull down things. He says, "mamma, titry. Eddie," and

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January 1878

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