Thursday. 21.st.of July.1842.
A lovely cool day. A westerly breeze blowing.
I am sorry to be obliged to record my own bad
habits, which grow upon me daily, the f— of ex
ample in “mon moir” must have some influence.
We do not jump up at hearing the bell at six o.
clock as have promised, but generally lie in
bed untill near breakfast hour, losing our ap.
petites, and time, for this improper indulgence.
Garret, is incorrigible, he will not get up untill
I go down to pour out the coffee. The children
do not assemble, untill my dijeuni* is half over.
and both newspaper read through.
Garret complaining of a weakness across his chest, he
looks thin, and pale. I did not think he would
accept his invitation to Chelsea, but he promised to call
for me in the evening. We both took a nap after din
ner; but I was aroused from mine by the arrival of
the “Dr., Anna, and sons.” They spent one hour, on their
way home from Hoboker. Sent for a cab, to ride home.
The boys are smart and noisy.
After tea I dressed and rode up to mothers, was the
first arrival. The company soon assembled, and we pass.
ed a pleasant evening. Miss Mary, sang, and played
one set of cotillions. G. came in, but seemed rather
distraught, and did not seem to enjoy himself, more than
usual. Simon, looked very well, and got us,
cab at eleven oclock to ride home in. Ferdinand, and
Bell, came down with us. Garret, was displeased at-
my rideing, and wished me to walk, I did not dis-
cover it untill my return home. The moonlight
was beautifull, but alas, for human nature our plea.
sures were not as placid, or bright her beams.
*déjeuner; French for breakfast