Saturday. Feb. 29. th. 1840.
A clear warm day, after the storm.
Julie, and I set off early for the Dr,s; walked to the Bowery, and rode through Grande street to
the door. Found them all well. I used, my _xqiusite, and found it convenient, unfortunately
lost the handle. Arrived at home at 2 oclock. Catharine, and Henry came to spend the day
with me. added to our dinner oysters in consequence of a short supply. Mother, and Maria
walked down for C. after dinner. Henry went to Jersey City. after dinner. Garret, bought the Herald,
with a description of the “Fancy Ball” (1).
(1) The “Fancy Ball”, held on February 28, 1840, was hosted by Henry Brevoort jr. For more information on the Ball, view, Around Washington Square: an illustrated history of Greenwich Village by Luther S. Harris.
Philip Hone commented of the Ball in his diary. To read his entry, see the For Discussion page of the blog.