The morning damp, and misty, but the sun broke out very warm at 11 oclock. I did not go to Church this morning; Garret had no coat to wear. Julie, and I went after dinner, heard Dr. Dewitt from the Text “To day if ye will hear his voice harden not your hearts”; The subject was interesting to all. Dr Van Vrankin, will soon leave our Church, he is ap. pointed president of the Brunswick Seminary. Garret, walked out with our beautifull rosy boys. he went to Church in the evening. I sat alone my eyes prevented me from reading, so that sleep overcame me soon. Julie, sat with me untill eight oclock, eating boiled Chestnuts. Bright moonlighted night. The end of October 1841.
A misty morning, the sun breaking out very warm at noon. True “Indian Summer”. Julie, and I set out for a promenade, but were both too warmly dressed for the day. We rode to Dey Street, but could not find Mrs Remsen, she has changed her lodgeing. Our walk home was tiresome. Julie complained of fatigue, and heat. It was a luxury to get our fine clothes off. I paid for Julie’s bonnet 5.$. and for trimming my Amazone [bonnet]. 1.6. The frame maker came to measure the picture. I was very sleepy all the evening, but sewed a little one of my eyelids is much inflamed and looks red and feels uncomfortable. It is a “Stye [sic]”, much to Garrets amusement.
A mild day, rather blustering, and dusty. I was engaged with my domestic affairs all the morning. Mr H. called on Mr Anelli’s to consult about our immense picture. Julie and I went to Mrs Staggs for her bonnet, waited untill it was finish; then paid Mrs Anelli, a visit. Found her at home, and very pleasant as usual. She expressed a great desire for a baby. I spent my evening alone. Mr Anelli, took a cup of tea with us, and brought the frame for the picture. Remsen, called him Tommy.
Clear, and cool, a fine October day. I had all our windows washed, made Ann show Simon the act. She is a high dame; and not willing to give Simon instruction in any thing. I dressed and went up to Chelsea, to make some visits with Catharine; in her neighbourhood. Mother, and C. expecting me; Miss Platt had just left after sitting an hour, we went around to Mrs May’s, Mrs Remsen’s, Mrs Smith’s, and Mrs Woodruff’s. the last mentioned not at home. I found sickness, poverty, and affliction in all these houses, and felt anxious to return to my “happy home”, where a kind husband, rosy children, and all the comforts of life were cast around me in the richest profusion. I felt anxious to get home early, I see those who are so dear to me. It was uncomfortably cold in the upper part of the city; I am thankfull G. does not like it. We all met at dinner, Garret, Julia, Louis, Remsen. I spent the afternoon sewing. Walked with Garret after tea, we stopped and bought on dozen tumblers. 14 shillings. The moon shone very bright, but the air was damp. Cut out draws for Garret to.night. Went to bed at ten, A passing event, to be remembered. My lips sore, and face breaking out again. It has been smooth, and clear for the past month. I must refrain from wine.
A beautifull day, rather cool for the season. We arise with great regularity, and breakfast at ½ 7. Simon performs his work with great regularity. Mon Mari, presented me with a “beautifull velvet scarf embossed”, and half a dozen cravats for the neck. I certainly did not require this addition to my ward. robe, as my stock was very handsome; but Garret, likes to give me pretty things, and see me look fashionable. At twelve oclock, I walked out went to see Mrs [Bell or Pell], found her immensely large, expecting to be confined. She looks well, and appears cheerfull, and resigned. After spending an hour with her, I went to Broadway bought fringe to trim “Sis” coat. dress. Met Catharines at Mrs Painters, paid nine shillings to Mrs P. for cake. eat a cream tart walked a short distance with C. and then returned home. The streets were very much crowded. Trimmed Julie’s coat after dinner Puff sleeves came for me to look at, I do not admire them much. Sat alone in the evening with my better half.