Friday. 2nd. September. 1842. Marble Town.
A warm, oppressive day.
I felt languid, and had a bad head.ache, slept an hour to drive it away. Margaret complaining also, and Louis unwell in his bowels. I gave him paragoric*. We thought of going to tea at “Miss Snyders”, but gave it up.
Took a walk to the village after tea with Maria; had the lock filed of my dressing.box, paid two shillings. Received a long letter from Catharine. Read it before the Dr.s they were playing Back gammon in my bed.room.
*paragoric: Paregoric was a household remedy in the 18th and 19th centuries, when it was widely used to control diarrhea in adults and children, an expectorant and cough medicine, calm fretful children, and to rub on the gums to counteract the pain from teething. – Wikipedia