223_Page 221 (1)Wednesday. 30. th. August. 1843.

Warm, but not oppressive.
I am getting in good habits arise before six, Mr H. too wishes to emulate my example.
The big bell will do wonders on our obtuse faculties. A lovely basket of peaches came in to.day.
Had the yard partially cleaned out by Simon, who is more active since his visit to the country.  Mr Hasbrouck came home to dinner. Julie, persuaded me to visit my opposite neighbour Mrs Jones,
and when it became cool to oblige her, I dressed, and set off rather reluctantly. We were received by Mrs Jones, and daughter politely; the mother was from home. I do not intend to be intimate, as we are an “uncongenial souls.” A beautiful serenade opposite, at midnight to the _______