A cool day, clear in the afternoon. After dinner I went down Broadway for a walk, found it very gay, called to get my boots, they were not finished. Returning home met a person, whose presence fills my mind with a thousand torturing pangs. Took a long walk with Garret by moon.light, laid my shawl and bonnet on the piano, but do not remember whether my pin was with them, or whether I had it on.
A mild spring day, with heavy showers. I sat sewing steadily all the morning, expected Mrs Bloodgood. At one went out to walk with Sis. Went to Broadway, met Mrs Costar, Julia Delaney that was looking very handsome. Had a bow from Clem Moore. Purchased, a “toasting iron” and a set of “Mats” for the table. 2.$. Stopped at Millers got a pair of shoes for Remsen. and some laces for Boots. Made my dinner on broiled chicken, eat too much for my comfort. Rain pouring in torrents at four oclock.
A sultry, oppressive atmosphere, with showers at intervals. I remained at home all day, occupied in sewing. Ripped my dark silk for alteration. Walked out with Garret in the evening, took a glass of Jelly in Canal Street. Moschetoes [sic], still numerous and troublesome. Expected mother to night, she did not come, on account of the weather. Garret rubbed my right breast with lineament [sic] I had a shooting pain through it. He doctors me up in Fine Style; telling me to drink wine, ale, porter, even brandy.
A lovely day. quite cool and full in reality. I arose bright, done up all my work, sent the children to the Park, dressed and went up to Mrs Bloodgood from thence rode up to mothers. Found Mother, and C. very busy preparing Eugene for Princeton Commencement. I sat with them chatting untill two oclock, C read me some of Maria’s letters. She expects me to beaux her home, but I must not only disappoint [sic] myself, but her also; as G. thinks it impossible for us to go. Mother, thought of takeing tea with me to.night, but deferred it. We went to “Niblo’s garden” in the evening, saw the “Revels” took Julie, she was delighted, but the crowd was so in…
tense I could scarcely breath or see. The heat was very oppressive. Shook hands with Mrs Van Zant, and bowed to Miss Hanson, that was.
A charming bright day. The rain had washed our streets perfectly clean, and pampered the atmosphere. I went to Church in the morning with Garret & Sis. Our Church was well attended. Our sermon was from interesting text in the scriptures, when our blessed saviour [sic] wept over Jerusalem, and repeat these words saying. “If thou hadst known, ever thow in this thy day they things that belong to thy peace but now they are said from thine eyes.” The application is to all, as we each one have our day of Grace. I did not go after dinner. Walked out with Garret in the evening, a beautifull moonlight night thousands enjoy the walk through Broadway. Saw Aunt Remsen at her window.