Monday. 31. st. May. 1841. New York. The last day of Spring. Pleasant, not very warm. The sun shines dimly probably owing to the large spots on its dish. Some think the ice. bugs affect the air. Maria, and I went out to shop. She had her bonnet, trimmed. We stopped in at “Mrs Wittinghams” looked at her expensive dresses. The Miss Champlains called to see me.
Sunday. May. 30. th. 1841. A cool day. But clear and bright noon. Maria, arrived from Marbletown, this morning. She looks very sallow and thin. Mr H. troubled all the past night with a tooth. ache. has been almost wild, all day. Went to the dentist, Dillon, had the nerve killed, tried all other remidies [sic] with no affect. Men are poor creatures to endure pain, they can seldom sympathise with patient, enduring, woman. Maria, Sis, and I went to Church after dinner, heard an indifferent preacher. A very thin audience, our congregation decreases weekly. Sis fell asleep on my lap. Our dried peach pies delightfull.
Saturday. May. 29. th. 1841. A warm day, but clear untill evening, then a shower. I prepared myself for a walk, but was kept at home by company. Did not feel quite well to.day. Henry came in, sat the morning. Catharine spent the day with me, Maria came for her at tea time. They returned after tea. Catharine looks delicate, and seems very feeble. Garret, called on Mr Anelli, and found him just preparing to pay me a visit. He came at five oclock, and told me a great secret. Would not stay to tea, it was too little, he wanted his dinner. Julie, rather fretfull for a few days past. She is troubled with a sore mouth, and a corn on her small toe. Bought some dried peaches to day on trial. Ann Shanly, broke my vegetable dish careless creature.
Friday. May. 28. th. 1841. A pleasant morning with a few showers. I took Louis out for a suit of clothes, bought him a suit in Hudson St. paid 3.$. Walked to the burying ground, was almost caught in a shower. In the evening I walked out with Garret to Broadway. He purchased ribbon to trim the boys new hats. A friend made her appearance to. day; Aunt R. is ever welcome to my home. Had my blue lawn fitted on me. Sewing on Julie’s white dress.