Thursday. 25th Sep. 1851. Cold morning, but pleasant in the sun.
G. left early, I was cold and very stiff, my bones ached, but
I would not lie in bed. Walked around, when it became warmer.
Miss Reymes, called to see me, set a few moments. quite fashionable.
G. came up, quite cold, and shivering. Took his tea and went to his bed
early. I sat later, having slept two hours before tea; to rest my bones.
He brought a note from Rima, handed by Mr Cornell; for Julia. an invitation.
Friday. 26th Sept. 1851. A fine day, some clouds threatening.
Mr H. complains of chills, his bowels, and seems feverish;
was very restless, and wakefull through the night. Intends remaining
in the city to take a “hot bath, and sweat”. Thinks cold had affected him.
I felt better this morning, not so cold or stiff. Rode a few miles with
Louis, the trotting waggon hard and too airy for my comfort or taste.
Met Miss W. and brother on horse back.
G. sent me a tribune, I read the news. and then came dinner;
my appetite good, I enjoying every thing, and often indulger too much
for a “Cold water concert”. Mrs S. pleased my taste in her deserts.
The horses, ran away this morning, but were caught up by Minna’s.
Old Mr Leggett, stopped them from going to Tarry town and the boys
recaptured them soon. I have not touched a needle to.day, my time
____ away, with books, and walking; and watching the river, and
now changing scenery. The foliage is gay and falling into the ______.
and yellow leaf of old age. Julia went with the Wetherby’s to take tea
at Mrs Todds, her son going to California , to.morrow. They staid out until
near eleven oclock. Sarah sat up for her. I did not hear her return.
We sat in the parlour sewing until nine. Night. cap my work.
Saturday. 27th Sep. 1851. Warm as summer, lovely day indeed.
Louis took a waggon [sic] load to Sing Sing. to amuse the boys. I promised
them a ride. It was Josy’s birth.day, Julia bought him a toy & candy.
Mrs S. went with them. I rode to Tarry town, on their return,it was
truly delightfull, and our pony went well. Debby Ann Leggett told
us of the death of John’s child.
We dined, my little pyramids of starch, a favourate desert. Mrs S. gives
them to me once a week. I slept a few moments, the flies annoy
me too much, so I jumped up, to write this.
Tried to get Julia to trim her cap, she is very indolent and difficult to
manage; I despair of making her usefull; her taste is so much
for excitement, and company. Remsen wants me to write about him;
he must wait for my new book.
Mr Hasbrouck came up in the cars, looking very sick. he complains
of cold and bilious affections of the bowels. Had been in bed since four
oclock yesterday. He took two blue pills, soon after his arrival and went
to bed; at twelve oclock, a dose of oil, this kept him weak, and he
kept his bed late. Dieting will I hope restore him, his flesh has
gone in two days; and his eyes and skin look badly; tongue furred.
Louis, also went to bed in a high fever, so we had two patients.
I soaked their feet, and tried to make them comfortable.
I slept in the spare room with Julia. Remsen took her room.
Miss Davis, kindly called Mr H. at twelve to take his oil.
A nervous head ache troubled me after going to bed, a friend still in Mrs S.
Mr Swain, came up late. Paid C. Hoyt. $5.