Sunday. May. 9.th. 1840. The storm passing away. clear at 1 oclock. The air mild, and balmy. not well enough to get to Church. Garret did not go. Took a long walk with Louis. “Dave, & Eugene” came in after ten, on their way to Church. I feel the deprivation of sabbath privileges very much; Do not expect to be able get there after this summer, if my anticipations are well grounded. Have increased in size, and feel distinctly the pulsations of Life. Still diet strictly [sic]; my only beverage cold water. no meat or any thing substantial; had some oysters for break fast. Flush considerable yet, my face a little better; wish it was well, such a thorn in the flesh, -For Garrets sake, who has always dis played so much true delicacy on this subject.