Delia Locke


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Jan. 10. render him any assistance, Icould only lie and hear him groan,which from regard to my feelingshe did only at intervals, and thenmuch suppressed. Robert went directlyfor Elmer, who came and examinedto see if any bones were broken,and came to the conclusionthat there were none, but his rightarm was much bruised, shoulderbadly sprained, and left knee hurt.Cold bandages were applied, whichslightly eased the pain, but he passeda very painful night, sleeping butlittle, and walking the room inagony at intervals.Jan. 11. Rainy. I have been able to sit upand read to Dr. most of the day.His pain is easier, but he yet suffersmuch.Jan. 13. Sabbath. This is Sister Susan'sbirthday. She is now 17. T.S.R. 46.This morning was foggy, but theday pleasant. We have not been ableto go out to meeting or S. School.Jan. 14. T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 58. Sunset 54.It has been cloudy most of the day. Ihave been writing to Mother. Susan.1856 Jan. 14. Augusta and brother Horace. BothDr. and myself are better in health.Jan. 15. T.S.R.51. 2 P.M.64. S.S. 54. Ithas been cloudy most of the day, whichended in a rain.Jan. 16. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M.64. S.S. 58. Thishas been a pleasant day. Have beenwriting to Mother Locke.Jan. 17. Thursday. T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M.60. S.S. 53.A very pleasant day. Dr. tookme out to ride this afternoon. We visitedthe school, and returned by way ofMr. James Moore's, over a road onwhich I had never been before.Jan. 18. T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 61. S.S. 54. Pleasantand. Today we have received letter fromhome, also from my friend andschoolmate, Susie Ward, Was very gladindeed to hear from her.Jan. 19. T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 54. Themorning was foggy, but the rising sundispersed it, and shone brightly duringthe day. Dr. Cander came to spendthe night with us, as he is to preach forus tomorrow.Jan. 20. Sabbath. T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 52. S.S.50.Foggy and cloudy all day, and rainyin the evening. Attended church today.

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January 1856

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