Tuesday. 23. August. 1842.
A lovely day, but very warm at noon. We rode out to Marble.Town at ten oclcok, had a lovely ride, made doubly interesting by the certainty of seeing my children soon. In two hours we finished our ride – found ourselves once more safe at home. The children all well, and happy to see us, and so fearfull of our leaveing them again, as to watch every step we took. Remsen, in particular would scarcely leave us; and clung to me, as if mistrusting my promise to stay. Miss Wicks was still with Maria, they had had company at home, and been dissipating abroad at a fine rate in our absence. I went up to my room to cool myself, after our ride.