119_Page 117Saturday. 11.th. of February. 1843.

A disagreeable day, but quite moderate.
My morning was past, in mending Louis, grey pantaloons putting new knees to make them last the winter.The upholsterer, mended our carpet, it took them from two o clock untill night, it looked pretty well. A note this evening from a poor family, asking alms, I had no money to give them, but sent some coal, and bread. The great scarcity of money at present, renders it impossible to give to all. We are particularly straitened at present. Catherine Shanly informed me of her intended marriage, to James Lynch; and told me all her love affairs.
I could not advise her, but think she hazards too much to many a stranger.