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069_Page 67Wednesday. 9th. November. 1842.

Raining all day, some symptoms of sunshine at noon.

I thought of going to hear a Lecture before the Mercantile association, but the rain prevented. Read Boz notes on America. and remained happily at home. Had our damask curtains put up to.day. They made our parlour look beautiful; and what is better comfortable.

I think Julia is referring to Charles Dicken’s Americannotes-title_pagetravels. See Wikepedia for a good description of this work.