Saturday. 17. Jan. 1852.
Clear, cold day.
We were very late to rise
and behind [hand] with our work.
I dressed for visiting, sent for a carriage.
Isabella came in at 12. Took a lunch. We set off on
Accomplished five visits. Mrs. Van Santwood, Wisoner,
Burgoyne, Willard and Mothers.
Mrs Burgonye [sic] not at home, her house beautifully
furnished. We looked over it, in good taste.
I was pleased with Mrs Wisoner, she looks delicate.
Returned home to dinner.
Mrs Woodruff, and Miss Hornblower came in, and Mary.
Mary felt sick, her mother, obliged to go home with
We took dinner in some confusion. the boys, anxious
to get off to dancing school.
Mr H. came in to carve. We all ate hearty.
Julia invited to Rima’s, much to my sorrow.
Ferdinand came in to tea, our table very
inviting. Mr H. went to town, came in late, looks pale.
Julia, dressed and went off with Louis; not untill 8
Bell left before ten. Gave F. some scraps.
I went to bed tired out, with my days exertion.
A violent pain, after dinner, but I braved it out, and
got over it before tea.
Julia, came home after eleven, with Dr. Duvall, I was in
bed, and had been asleep. Was anxious to hear her voice, and
wish myself her father, as then she should never be under
the protection of strangers.
A friend from afar; she never wrote me this winter.
Julia, exchanged a pair of boots, and was measured for a thick pair took
a pair of Rubber sandals from Rykman [sic].
Sunday. 18 Jan. 1852.
A deep snow, and still the storm continues
This is called a great Snow, not
surpassed for the last twenty years.
I should love to be in the country, to see the effect
of this White drapery on mountains, and trees.
We are prevented from going to church. Few
will brave this storm; and churches will be empty.
I passed the day reading, did not get up untill near
ten oclock. bed so charming, and my bones wearied.
Duvall, and Stuart Smith, called in a carriage
sat an hour. Both uncongenial to my taste.
I am surprised at this attention. Do not discover
much sense, or conversational power in the Dr
and think the outside, the chief attraction.