Thursday 4th July. 1850. N.Y. 19 Charlton St.
A Warm day, sun intensely hot.
Confusion all day, my
head ached, the fireing [sic] more troublesome than usual.
Dr Rogars called gave Remsen Colomel. and Rhubarb. He
cried, and was sick in the afternoon, went to bed very sick.
Too many prunes distressed his stomach.
John and Louis fired crackers to their hearts content.
G. bought fire works for the evening.
Julia passed the evening with Jane.
We all went to bed tired to death of gun powder & noise.