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Friday. 23. d. December. 1842.
A fine clear day.
I set out to.day to purchase toys for Christmas. Mr. H. gave me ten dollars, to buy any thing I chose. The stores were all full of people, each one eager to secure some gift for their little expectants, I was amused at the vanity of familiar faces and happy to see others so happy. Most of my purchases were at Mrs Clarks Toy.Shop.