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Sing.Sing. Sunday. 29.th. August. 1841.

Raining violently at intervals, the wind still easterly. We could not think of Church, haveing no vehicle to ride in, so I was obliged to hear the weekly news, and amuse, or still the children. Mrs Erving, and sons arrived home. She was suffer. ing from cold. I laud babysent the girls to Church in the afternoon, it did not rain untill night. Mr H. went to the village for Laudanum*. Could not get any. Remsen, very loose in his bowels, and seems quite weak.

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*Laudanum; narcotic consisting of an alcohol solution of opium or any preparation in which opium is the main ingredient.

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