July 31 and August 1, 1843 – “A quiet day and false teeth for Maria Hasbrouck”

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204_Page 202Monday.31. st. July. 1843. 57. Van Dam St. N.Y.

A settled rain, but warm, and damp atmosphere,
Our house seems quiet and natural once more.
the children less trouble and my mind delivered from a load of trouble. . read some in Don Quixote this morning
I sat out some work for Maria, who feels dull in
her third story. Sat myself down to write in my journal, which has been omitted this past week. The “Young ones” still as mice in the basement story,
Flies very troublesome all over, and little red ants
too attentive to suit my taste.
G. slept all the afternoon and evening, I could not
arouse him. A barrel of Brown sugar, to day. Demi John Port. wine

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August. 1843.
Friday. 1st. of August. 1843.

Cool.
The storm has left us a cool
agreable atmosphere.
I went down Broadway to get my dress cut out
The mantua maker absent. Left the dress.
Broadway quite deserted, no ladies to be seen, at
the early hour of ten. I laid on the bed two hours,
on my return, felt rather slim.
Cut out three pair pantalets for Julie.
Felt dull in the evening, went up to my room,
left Maria, asleep on the sofa.
She is still waiting for her false teeth, a tedious operation.
Julie, reviewed her lessons, and has improved
since her engagement with Mrs Okill.

July 31, 2015 Event in Stone Ridge – Garret’s portrait has returned to the Stone Ridge Library!

Dear Friends of the Stone Ridge Library:
Please join us this Friday, July 31 at 6pm, in the Library’s Reference Room, where Marie Bruno of Arte Artigianato Restauro in Kingston will discuss the process involved in restoring our life-size portrait of Garret Decker Hasbrouck. In her talk, Marie will include materials and techniques that the artist Francesco Anelli employed in 1840, and she will explain the condition of the artwork prior to and following conservation and restoration treatment.
The Garret portrait conservation is the culmination of work and commitment on the Library’s part, and I want to thank our board and so many colleagues for their support during this process. Special thanks go to the Greater Hudson Heritage Network Conservation Treatment Program that funded not only this work, but also the restoration of the companion portrait of Julia Lawrence Hasbrouck.
So please join us for this short program and a cool drink to toast Julia and Garret.

 

July 29 , 1843 – “Helen finally leaves!”

203_Page 201Saturday. 29.th. July. 1843.

A fine morning. Showers again at four oclock.
An early breakfast this mooring.
G. was anxious nothing should be left; and kept us all strait.
Helen left us without tears, or regrets, did not express any thanks, for kindness or attentions received, during her stay of nearly three months. The Dr falling suit.
I must confess my exertions for her, deserved some thanks to say nothing of G.’s hospitality.
Maria, quite distraught ever since. G. brilliant as a
diamond; and happy as a king; he took a bath at [Stoppain’s]
Julia, and I took tea at mothers, read two letters from Catharine Eugene has returned. _________________

July 28, 1843 – “The Alliger’s pay a visit in the heat”

203_Page 201Friday. 28.th. July. 1843.

“The day after the wedding”.
The heat excessive; but a heavy shower at three o clock cooled the air. Mr Alliger, called to see us. I invited his wife and sister to tea. The rain prevented their comeing, they called just as they were at tea; with a Mrs Campbell, I find a sad change in Mrs A., her beauty has departed.
Helen, and the Dr leave to morrow morning.
Paid Mrs Bloodgood. Purchased an e__thmetic 3.6 d.
Julie, and Louis, left school to day. Vacation commences.

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