Wednesday. May. 26. th. 1841. New York. A warm day, with slight showers, to cool the air. I arise at six oclock, spend one hour reading, and preparing myself for another, and better world. Julie, and her father sleep untill seven, and would sleep another hour, if I allowed them the pleasure. The children went to the park, returned in a shower. John, and Abraham Varick, called on us, we pressed them to take dinner, but a prior engagement prevented. Garret, took Remsen over to Mr Higgin’s, bought him a poor miserable pair of shoes. 5. shill. He went from neighborly motives prompted by good feelings. After dinner I walked with Garret to “Albion Square” the clouds are still wet and threatening. Went in the store, took three gingham aprons. Feel afraid of wearing out my husbands patience, every day some new want presents itself, the fact is they are too easily gratified, so that I do not sufficently [sic] regard the expense. Children are very destructive on clothes, and shoes. The evening damp, I am quite lost without a snug fire to draw up to. Do not practice my music, what a shame! Sewing, or reading with housekeeping employs my time. Find my servants rather difficult to mange. especially the two nannies. My troubles some what increased, it mortifies me very much indeed, but what can I do, remedies seem useless. Sis, would have some wedding cake to.day.