Sunday. 25th Jan. 1852.
Mild, and bright sun shine.
I regret to keep the house to.day, it is so fa[ir]
and mild, but the walking will be miserably wet.
The snow melts, and falls from the roofs, much to the injur[ies] of passengers.
The children went to Church. Charlotte & George sat in our pew. Mr Hutton gave a pleasing discourse on love and affection, so Julia told me.
She wished me there to hear it. My head does not jump to.day and toe is almost well; that is in a moccasin.
Mr H. does not go to Church, I regret his indolent habits. In the evening he goes to hear Mr Bellows, but when is the excuse for the disregard of church privileges,
I wish he would go up to the house of prayer with
his sons, at his sides. Example is every thing, to set before children.
Julia now with Fanny, in the afternoon, Dr Duvall & Outlaw
in the pew. They walked to Union [Skware] [sic], and Mr H met
them all four looking happy.
Dr Duvall, took tea with, and improves on acquaintance.
He looks handsome, and behaves with dignity.
He is tall, with a face and features almost perfect.
Gracefull, intelligent, stylish, frank, ingenious. I think
him dangerously handsome, and insinuating.