Friday. 22nd Aug. 1851
Sultry, and dull day, no rain, but mist from the ground.
I kept still in my room, the pains have
left my stomach, but my lip is very sore and swollen.
Ate but little break fast, no appetite for dinner some relish
Want a good bath of cold water, dare not take it yet.
Julia wrote to her Aunt Bell, a long letter.
Louis took Mr Swain to the Cars. Went to ride on horse.
back. I wish him to go up to his Grandmothers, he is not
affectionate or obliging to my wishes. A will full boy
Remsen would do better, if he had strength to hold the horse.
Mr Swain brought mother, Catharine and Henry, down to see me,
not to.day, I mistake.
Saturday. 23rd Aug. 1851
Mr H came up in the cars. brought a
load of peaches, melons a box of bonnets for me, a bundle of dresses
and sundry other things. The waggon was full to the brim.
To.day mother, and Catharine, with Henry came down to see us. C. went on to Sing Sing with Julia & Mr Swain drove the
Julia went to dine with Mrs [Todd]
After tea Mr H. took some melons & peaches up to mother.
I went in the trotting waggon with him. Met them on the
road walking for exercise. Returned before nine.
I am still very delicate, and feel pains at intervals in
the lower part of my stomach.