004_Page 2Monday. 4. th. July. 1842. The great Jubilee, of our young republic. Its thundering announcements were not un- heeded either by great or small. This was the most beautifull day we have had in many years for the occasion, kept with spirit and productive of more pleasure, then sorrow.

We all remained quiet within doors, and amused the children with fire.works at home. They were all delighted, Maria, was much gratified by a trick I played her with her ___ beaux.