0008Wednesday 9th Jan. /50.

Damp, drizzling day.
Eugene came in found me mending
the basement baize, not very romantic employment for fairy fingers.
He sat an hour, I could not get even to the corner, send
Annie to do my errands.
Susan Chenery came in, told me Mrs. Marshall had a young
daughter; invited me in to see her mother.
Garret, gave each of the children two ten dollar gold pieces,
they consent to put it on interest untill next year to receive
30 $ on that time. I commenced a letter to Maria H.