Wednesday. May. 19.teenth. 1841. Dusty, wind blowing, and sky unsettled. We over slept ourselves, did not arise untill past 7. What a shame, the beautifull morning was thus lost. My complexion quite rough and uncomfortable, it is indeed a thorn in my flesh. My stomach out of order. I took a “Seidbts powder”. Mr Neely Lockwood, sent me a present of a “black silk long shawl”, it was a beautifull shawl, and presented in a very gental manner. It was in fact a compliment to “mon mari”, who is his dear friend. I went to get a muse for Mary, Ann’s sister, who had been confined [most likely during pregnancy], and quite low. Mrs [Traicese], called to see me, but could not muse Mary. It was rather singular, that one year should have passed since we met last. My sickness and miscarriage how mended in the 19 May, 1840. Garret, and I took a long walk in the afternoon, it was unpleasant, and cool. Severn, staid with us to night, brought us news from Maria.
Tuesday. May. 18 teenth. Cool, and blustering with whirlwinds of dust. Julie, and I dressed to pay a visit to Alida, Maria came in, went with us, we sat an hour with “Mrs Van. Sandford”, all the others had gone to the ship. Sis, avid to ride up to her grandmothers. I let her go with her Aunt Maria. After dinner, I rode up with Louis to escort her home. The weather is still disagreable, as instead of rain, we have dust. G. and I had a long talk on disagreables subjects last night, it quite unnerved me, but did not lessen my affection for him. How much of our happiness depends on the conduct of others; mine has…
Monday. May. 17. teenth. Very high winds, and hurricanes of dust. I walked out for exercise, felt fatigued in the evening. Was surprised by a visit from Mr & Mrs Varick Mrs Remsen & Priestly. They spent two hours, caught me in an undress. Alida, sang a few songs. I gave them the last of my “almond cake”, and wine.
Saturday. May. 15. teenth. 1841. A fine clear day, and wonderfull to relate no rain, or damp clouds to mare the brilliant scene. Julie and I finished our house work by 11. and then set off for a walk. We walked to Broadway, then rode up to “Mrs Hubfell” found her at home. She has a sweet little girl. From there we went to see Mrs Smith; sat an hour with them, Julie eating cake most of the time. Had a pleasant walk home, and did not feel tired in the least. In the afternoon, I put my light chali togther, had it washed, a very great improvement. Bought a pair of Bronzed gaiter.boots for “Sis”, they were monstrous extravagant 14. shillings. Spent one shilling for our ride.