Friday. 24th June.
Warm, but fine air in the evening.
I went through the house to see
if all things were in order, much remained to be done.
Finished my sewing, and put some things in trim for
She went to Brykinons, after school, took a pair black boots.
Spent the evening with Mrs Ruton, Josephine there. Willy
came to see Remsen.
Mr Wordworth, brought her home.
Mr H. rode out alone, called in Chelsea, invited them all
to ride; to mother this will be pleasant. G. found the
road dusty and complains of heat.
I went to Crowens, bought paper, pens and fan; the heat
was very great, although after sun-down.
Louis, took a Salt water bath.
Wednesday. 25th June. 1851.
A summers day. Extremely hot.
At nine we took the waggon [sic], and
rode up to Chelsea. Pa, and Henry went with us to [Burnham’s].
They seemed to enjoy the air from the river, and took a little
milk punch. I was pleased to see them both so much
improved, my seat was front, but I did not suffer from heat.
The roads dusty.
I slept on my return, it was too warm to make any exertions.
Thursday. 26 June. 1851.
Intensely hot, not a breeze to cool the air.
My house quiet all the morning
poor children in school, how they will suffer from heat.
I slept two hours, felt unwell when I awoke.
Mr H. came home, wet with perspiration.
Jane and Mr [Tefft] passed the evening with Julia.
Some thunder and rain to night. A trifle, soon dined.
I took a carriage went Mrs B.s for the sake of my silk.
Friday. 27th June. 1851.
What a terrible day this is.
I must keep quiet. Rode with G. glad to get home.
The sun gave me headache, laid an hour on the bed.
Julia finished school to.day.
Came home full of humours, six premiums, two gold
Medals, head of both Classes. Enough for one years work.
She lost the Premium for Composition, by the will of
others, not because her specimens were less worthy than
last year. I felt provoked, but she bears it very well.
We all kept the bed untill evening, and then could
not take any tea, it was so sultry. Went without eating.
Louis and G. went to ride.
I went to Chelsea with Julia after sun.set. Mrs. E. Paronly
handed me in the stage. Met us affectionately.
Pa had been very sick, on Thursday, sent off for the Dr he
thought himself in danger. Mother and C. in great distress.
Today, he is in bed and very nervous from pills given
by Dr Childs. Sterry [Julia’s other brother from Staten island]]brought him to consult.
I hoped he was getting over his pain, but it appears his
bowels are the source of his distress and agony. How
I pity his suffering in this close, debilitating weather.
He must give up anodynes,and suffer in a greater degree.