Thursday. May. 19. teenth [sic]. 1840. A long continuation of pleasant weather. I have not written up my journal for the last ten days. Have not been well; obliged to keep my room Cornelius came down the river to.day.

On September 10th, Julia returns to her diary after a three month hiatus. In this entry she shares the heart wrenching details of why she was unable to keep her journal. Julia recollects the events of her illness as well as her lengthy convalescence.

There will be an additional post today, as Julia begins these recollections.