127_Page 125Thursday.23.d. of February. 1843.

Cold, and clear to day. Snow melting.
Catherine, spent the day with me, three weeks has
elapsed since we had seen each other. Maria, still confined to the house, from weakness, and debility.
The Miss [Marias], called to see me, sat an hour.
C. wished me to unite with Maria, and herself in joining the “Episcopal Church.” They intend being confirmed on Sunday. I must consider this step, it is an important one for a person, with young children to influence.