A clear day, rather warm. Garret, left this morning for the city. I spent my morning sewing, and reading. Walked around the village after four oclock. The country, begins to look melancholy, unless the bright sunshine brightens up its mellow trees and mountains. Autumn, is my favorite season in the country, all things are so brillant, and variegated The clouds at sunset were gorgeous, and a slight shower a few moments previous, gave us two beautifull “Bows” to assure us of the power of the “great architect,” God. I sat sewing with Mrs H. untill ten oclock. Gave Remsen, 6 drops laudanum to.night . to stop the effects of a lozenge.
Laudanum: Laudanum (pronounced /ˈlɔːdᵊnəm/) (also known as Tincture of Opium) is an alcoholic herbal preparation containing approximately 10% powdered opium by weight (the equivalent of 1% morphine). It is reddish-brown in color and extremely bitter to the taste. Laudanum contains almost all of the opium alkaloids, including morphine and codeine. A potent narcotic by virtue of its high morphine concentration, laudanum was historically used totreat a variety of ailments, but its principal use was as an analgesic andcough suppressant. Until the early 20th century, laudanum was sold without a prescription and was a constituent of many patent medicines. Today, laudanum is strictly regulated and controlled throughout the world.
Also see: Laudanum and its many uses