136_Page 134Monday. 13. teenth. March. 1843.

A complete storm of rain, hail, and snow; the rain
however predominates.
This rain will clean our dirty streets, and
help to loosen the ice in the river.
I have many things to attend to, this morning.
Gave some charity to the poor family in “Washington Street”.
My means are very small at present. “Money is so scarce”, and business so dull. A loud ring at the Bell, while we were at dinner, brought a note from the father of the Boy in Washington St. asking more charity. Mr H. does not wish me to encourage such persecution as he says there are places of relief for such persons. I sent a note to Chelsea, and received one in return.