Delia Locke


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1879. for I need her to lean upon, but it is best for her to go, and she has gone. Sept. 9. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 74.) Sept. 10. Wednesday. (T.S.R. 62. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 76.) Sept. 11. Thursday. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 92. S.S. 82.) Sept. 12. Friday. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 97. S.S. 89.) Sept. 13. Saturday. (T.S.R. 59. 2 P.M. 94. S.S. 82.) Sept. 14. Sabbath. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 89. S.S. 79.) Sept. 15. Monday. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 94. S.S. 84.) Sept. 16. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 59. 2 P.M. 95. S.S. 86.) Sept. 17. Wednesday. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 92. S.S. 82.) Sept. 18. Thursday. (T.S.R. 59. 2 P.M. 94. S.S. 85.) Sept. 19. Friday. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 70.) Sept. 20. Saturday. (T.S.R. 63. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 75.) Sept. 21. Sabbath. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 79. S.S. 75.) Sept. 22. Monday. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 76. S.S. 70.) Sept. 23. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 76. S.S. 66.) Sept. 24. Wednesday. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 77. S.S. 68.) Sept. 25. Thursday. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 80.) Sept. 26. Friday. (T.S.R. 59. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 71.) Sept. 27. Saturday. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 70.) Sept. 28. Sabbath. Mrs. McCloud had to leave me today as she had word from home that friends were expected from San Francisco. What shall I do without either her or Ada in my weakness? I shall keep the girls at home from school at present and try to get along. I am not able to sit up over an hour or two at a time. Rev. Geo. B. Taylor. Temperance Lecturer was expected to lecture in our church twice today, but disappointed the people by not coming. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 72.) Sept. 29. Monday. Received a postal from Ada saying that she arrived safely in Visalia, and met the Geffroys waiting to carry her to her school. Also received letters from the San Jose children saying that Gen. Grant is in that city, and that the city is more crowded with people and there are greater demonstrations than were made at the fourth of July centennial. The soldiers have to keep the crowd off. Too much "man - worship" I think. (T.S.R. 62. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 73.) 1879. Sept. 30. Tuesday. Gen. Grant was received at Stockton today and all the school children of the county were incited to come in and participate in the exercises. As the girls wished much to go and I could not be left alone with the children, Mrs. O'Neil came and stayed with me and helped me much. Annie O'Neil went with Willie, Mary, Hannah and John in our wagon. They report the city crowded and much enthusiasm. So all the children but the oldest two and youngest three have seen Gen. Grant. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 70.) Oct. 1. Wednesday. Wrote to the San Jose children. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 72.) Oct. 2. Thursday. Have written to Ada. Mr. Stewart preached this eve at the usual weekly prayer meeting, and called here. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 89. S.S. 77.) Oct. 3. Friday. Have received a letter from Luther. Geo. Mowry has suddenly disappeared, leaving Luther in great business trouble. When he called on us Aug. 13th, Dr. made an arrangement to meet him on the next day and talk over the business matters, but it seemed he did not wish to do so, for he immediately left for parts unknown. Even his parents do not know where he is, and his wife either does not, or pretends so. He was owing some parties in Nevada, and they immediately lived upon the property which he left as security for his debts to Luther, and of course, somebody must lose much by him. It must have been a deliberate plan on his part to defraud. I am so sorry for Luther. I wish Dr. could go right over there and help him, but he cannot leave us. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 77.) Oct. 4. Saturday. Have written to Luther, and received letter from Ada saying, that after all her hurry, she did not commence school for a week after arriving. Aunt H. wanted a visit from her. She felt sorry she was not at home with me. Mr. & Mrs. Geo. B. Taylor have at last come to lecture tomorrow. The reason they did not come last week was because Mrs. Taylor was sick. They are here. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 76.) Oct. 5. Sabbath. Mr. Taylor lectured twice today in the church and was well received. I am not able to go. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 65.)

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January 1879

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