Tuesday. Novem. 3.d. Indian summer weather, so charming. I did not get out this morning. Sent Sis, and Louis to “Chelsea”. Julia’s cold quite bad. her eyes blood.shot, and she fretfull & chilly Remsen has a very bad cough. Mr H. applied a remedy to his side on Sunday. He looks very delicate. Mrs Lei, called in to.day. I walked out this afternoon, sent my blue velvet hat to Mrs Stagg. Bought a wooden bowl for pestle, and a new broom. Had two straw beds filled for the nursery. Mr Anelli, sent for me to.night. I borrowed eighteen pence from ____. A back ache, to some purpose to night. Stooping over work, brings this pain as a penalty.
*portentous: foreboding, an indication of something momentous about to occur.