pg 30Monday. 7.th. February. 1842.

Overcast, and rain, not cold.

We arose rather late, our blinds being shut, and Julie no longer with us to groan and grunt,” at day light. My cold much better; chest still delicate. Mended a pair of black silk stockings, patched Louis coat, mended Garret unmentionables. Disagreable [sic] employments, shape them as you will, to my delicate organs. The afternoon was so dark, I spent it in walking through the rooms.
Sewed in the evening, while Garret read alone.
A criticism on “Sir Robert Peel,” the statesmen.
Spent two hours composeing, a gift for Julie.
My powers of writeing are not exercised sufficiently
to make it an agreably or easy task.
Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet (5 February 1788 – 2 July 1850) was a British Conservative statesman, who served as prime minister of the United Kingdom from 10 December 1834 to 8 April 1835, and also from 30 August 1841 to 29 June 1846. Wikipedia