Wednesday. 4th December. 1850

An easterly storm of rain, quite mild.
We were obliged to keep the house
and finish off our numerous pieces of work.
Maria sews too steadily; for her health.
My kind husband, brought me a beautifull watch
in exchange for the one I had; he is too generous; and
lavish of his favours. Let me endeavour to deserve them,
or rather make the small return, my powers give me.
They are indeed small.
We walked out after tea. The boys study well this week.