Wrote up Journal for nearly a week. Wrote letters &c. Towards evening went with Hyrum Lee Frank Barber & others on the bench hunting.
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I went with Frank Barber & Hyrum Lee up the Canyon hunting. Attended to the irrigating of the Lot.
Went to Grantsville to Stake Priesthood & High Council meetings. Attended the farewell party of Andrew S. Heggie in the Brick Hall in the evening & delivered the opening address. Had an enjoyable time.
I attended School & meeting & Circle Assisted in blessing the Children & confirming members. Blessed Geo. Hormans baby. Administered Patriarchal blessing to Francis John Barber Attended Con Joint Meeting in the evening
I Administered to Sister Rimington & to Robert McLain, Geo. Speirs Assisted me in latter case. Assisted Prest. H. S. Gowans & John McKellar in blessing one of his Grand Children & two of his Great Grand Children.
Took Geo & Joel to Field put landsides & lays on Gangplow & started the boys to plowing. Made preparation to Go to [p. 255] go to Farmington. Wrote Letters &c.
Weather warm & dry.
With my team & carriage Hyrum Lee, Estella & baby & Alice & I & the three youngest children went to Farmington arriving there before dark. Staid all night at Joseph Clarks.
Visited with our friends & relatives and Staid all night at Nerva’s Sister Alice was there.
Attended the funeral services of Prest. Woodruff at Salt Lake City in the Tabernacle. Went by train Took the folks for a ride in the evening.
Took Hyrum Stella, Maria & Alice with team to see the family folks & ate melons & grapes with Mary Wilcox. James H. being away on a mission did not see him. Staid all night at Nervas
Attended Davis Stake Conference Present of the Apostles H. J. Grant, J. W. Taylor & M. F. Cowley. I Spoke in Afternoon.
Farmington. Attended Conference & offered the opening pray[er] & spoke at the morning session (School) Prest Cannon, Grant & Cowley present.
Came home by team. While gone administered to our baby who had a bad fall from chair administered to Maria Clarks & Nervas babies. [p. 256]
Home. I went to field with boys & put new lays on plows. Went with F. Barber, Hyrum Lee & Jos. McKellar to See about land to take. Decided on 160 acres each for F. H. & I.
Entered a quarter Section of land on which Section house west of Town stands. Went up Middle & down Settlement Canyons Mr Snyder accompanied me to See a mining claim.
Took Children in Carriage to See land for Desert entry & in Afternoon went to field & burned weeds
Commenced plowing with new plow & tried to burn
Sages. wheat Stubbles.
I entered 160 A desert land adjoining homestead on South, picked fruit &c. Administered to Bro McLain & Edna Nelson in evening and attended Republican Primary at which I was chosen a delegate to Co. Convention to be held in Mercur Sept. 24th.
Attended School Tooele & Spoke in defence of Peter. Pharas Dunyon came home to Dinner with me. The Afternoon meeting was given to the East Tenn. Missionaries. Elder Moses Taylor & wife & two children came home with me to Supper & Staid all night. Attended evening meeting. Bro Taylor & I administered to Edna Nelson.
Alice & I attended missionaries enter[p. 257]tainment at Jos. Orme’s. I asked a blessing & administered to John Englands daughter Did work in garden in afternoon & Elder Sloan & wife staid with us all night
I picked fruit in forenoon & afternoon. Went up on the bench farm to See how the feed is.
Plowed all day
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Candidates delegates & was chosen by them for Representative to the Legislature.
I worked in garden, attended to busines[s] down town &c.
Geo & Nerva with me we went to Mercur & Staid at Estellas. Put up my team at Berry Bros. Attended Rep. Convention at 11 A.M. & 1.30 P.M. I was chosen on first ballot for Representative to Legislature. Result of ballot. Hall of Mercur 13 Ralatz of Stockton 7 Richards 36. By Courtesy of Mercur Delegates we dined at hotels at their expense one meal. Sarah Jane & Esther & children arrived at Tooele this evening while I was away. I had a severe headache in the evening.
Mercur At Estellas.
I attended School and after School administered Patriarchal blessings to [p. 258] Clara & Flora Gidney & Andrew Peter Christofferson. Attended meeting in evening and spoke 45 min. to an attentive congregation. Prest. Gowans followed 15 min. His request was that I occupy all the time I felt like. Both of us had spoken in School.
Came from Mercur home in forenoon a dirty ride. Nerva had come the the night before with Lee’s folks. Wrote up Journal from memory from 15th Sep. to date. Found Esther & Sarah Jane here on my return home. All well. In Afternoon Recorded four blessings, wrote to Mother &c.
I gave Geo. Robinson a blessing. Picked peaches. Recorded blessing &c.
George & Legrand went to S.L. City with a load of Tithing wheat & for a load of coal. Joel & I plowed at field. Had tires set on buggy.
Plowed all day at field
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