pg 31Thursday. 10.th. February. 1842.

Another change from cold weather, to warm.
Clear, and pleasant.

We arose early, and after getting through my domestic avocations. I prepared to ride up to mothers.
My ride up was pleasant, and my cold feet quite on the decline. Found all complaining, but David. Mother, and Pa, both looked pale, and were quite unwell. Julie, had gone down with her Aunt Maria, to see her “aunt Bell” she returned before I left, and was not ready to come home; says her visit is
not finished yet. I returned home at two, bought “The American in Paris” to read, find it very amuseing.
Read “Tom”, a tradgedy [sic] and a poem by Mr Schoolcraft “The rise of the far West,” a beautifull little poem. Walked out again after dinner. Made a long circuit to find a house, looked at several.

Stopped in one in Van Dam Street thought it would suit Garret. The parlours, and yard pleased me, also the rent Told Garret on my return home, he went immediately to the owner, and procured the refusal of it untill to.morrow night. We both united in our desire to procure thispg 32
house, as it is convenient, and pleasant. I made a corded shirt to night. Took a new pair of shoes up for Julie, to sew her walking shoes. Had Louis mended.
Garret, gave me a piece of pink ribbon.

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