August 30, 1843 – “A visit to Mrs Jones, the neighbour”

223_Page 221 (1)Wednesday. 30. th. August. 1843.

Warm, but not oppressive.
I am getting in good habits arise before six, Mr H. too wishes to emulate my example.
The big bell will do wonders on our obtuse faculties. A lovely basket of peaches came in
Had the yard partially cleaned out by Simon, who is more active since his visit to the country.  Mr Hasbrouck came home to dinner. Julie, persuaded me to visit my opposite neighbour Mrs Jones,
and when it became cool to oblige her, I dressed, and set off rather reluctantly. We were received by Mrs Jones, and daughter politely; the mother was from home. I do not intend to be intimate, as we are an “uncongenial souls.” A beautiful serenade opposite, at midnight to the _______

August 29, 1843 – “Garret at Tammany Hall and time for peace at home”


222_Page 220Tuesday. 29. th. August. 1843.

Singular combination of weather
Rain in the morning, very warm at noon,
and cool after sun.set.
Garret slept well last night,
and feels quite well this morning.
He purchased me some articles yesterday, which I
have long needed.
A pair of scales 14 shil.
Britannia Tea pot 3$.50cts.
Large Bell 6 shil.
Skillet. 10 shil.
Dish Tub 4 shil.
Small Tub 2.


Tammany Hall

I slept two hours this morning, my head ached.
G. came home to dinner, and treated me “A la family”
Julie, and I dressed for a walk, intended calling on
our opposite neighbour but met her in the street.
We then promenaded down Broadway, still deserted
by its usual throngs and paid for a pair of white
sleeves, I had made at Woodward’s. 50 cts.
Hastened home, found Cath. and Maria, waiting
for their tea. They hurried off as soon as possible
very untimely as Eugene came down to escort them
home. Mr H. went down to “Tammany Hall,” and I
seated myself in my beautifull parlours, to lux-
urinate in the quiet, and peace of home.
Mr Stephin’s interested me highly in his descrip-
tions of St. Petersburg; and made me almost willing
to renounce my home virtues at the shrine of the travelling

August 28, 1843 – “Yellow fever in Kingston and the miracle of Balsam”


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220_Page 218 (1)Monday. 28. th. August. 1843.

Rain in the morning, oppressively hot in the mid day.
We all rose early this morning Mr H. had been unwell all night, his bowels disordered haveing indulged in eating stale corn was unable to eat any break fast.


Our new Silver tea set came home this morning at eight oclock. It consists of five pieces, is large and splendid for excelling my most sanguine expectations.  The workmanship is chaste, and beautifull. Mr H. arose from his bed to inspect it, we were both satisfied with the execution.  G. took a short nap, and then went to the Store.
Simon, cleaning the cistern.
I sat down to mend, this morning finding my221_Page 219 (1)
work basket full to overflowing.
Had two pair of scissors ground. 12 cts.
I feel the heat very much

I must not forget to record the comfort and happiness I know enjoy having recovered my complexion being no longer tormented by the eruptions so fatal to my peace. The Balsam, under the will of Providense, has indeed performed a miracle, and I feel greatly indebted to Mr Wallace for his prescription.
Great care is necessary to keep my self, in
proper trim; and in good habits.
Pure mountain air would be a rare treat to
me, I never was so sick of New.York, as I am now.

yellowThe yellow fever is at Kingston, haveing been introduced by a vessel from Havana. I dread this horrible scourge, and tremble for the health of the city.
Mr H. felt better after dinner, and remained at home, helping Simon, clean out the cistern. Bridget and the boys were both employed. It was incredible how dirty it was.
Anna Wilson played with Julie and hour.
I made brick skin bags for our “New Silver set”. This will preserve them bright.
Scolded a little to night.

(Mr H. presented me the Bill, receipted in (full.


August 26, 1843 – “Disappointment at a cancellation”

220_Page 218 (1)Saturday. August. 1843.

Oppressively warm,
A tiresome day for me, I made all preparations for the ladies, but they sent an apology. Eugene came in to inform me they were comeing, while Maria brought the apology.
The children were tired of keep themselves  clean, and put out in the bargain.  I felt miserably all day, and was thankfull to be alone.
Mr H. did not dine at home, but came up in the evening in a fainting state not haveing eaten any thing. He sat down to a beef steak supper, and made a hearty meal; but I fear an unhealthy one.
Maria drank tea with us, and Eugene came down for her.


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