Friday November 20th. 1840. Clear, and pleasant morning. Maria and I did not walk out, her cold still dangerous. I sent for Dr Van Vankein, he came, and engaged to baptize the children on Thursday. To. night Mr Clay, gives a “Lecture on” Faith”; I do not feel anxious to go. Garret will not go without me. Sat at home prac- tiseing [sic] the piano. Maria, sis, and I walked out after dinner, met Deborah, miss Newby’s in Canal Street. Julia behaved badly, cried, and displayed too much temper.