Tuesday. 20th July. 1852.
A warm day.
Mr H. Maria, and Louis went to the cars,
to proceed to the Ridge, we all went to the village, our wag.
gon [sic] full. We preferred walking down the hill to the river.
Maria took her bird, and was glad to get in the cars, as
she is now home sick.
I felt relieved to get her off, and hope now to grow fat.
She was a constant care, and is restless in her disposition; al.
ways looking to some future pleasure, and never en.
joying the Present. This feature seems characteristic of
some dispositions, and runs in families. Had Maria, been
born a man, she would have been very like her brother G.
Our family quiet, and composed to.day. A load seems
removed from my shoulders.
Every thing goes on smooth, and this suits my tone
of mind. No [ungenial] spirits, J. is composed.
Mrs S. has received her smiles, and I should be the last
one to throw a gloom over a bright happy face, like hers.
I love to look on it with its bright sunny expression.
What a contrast to many others; with whom the world
has gone much more smoothly?
We were all weighed, I only attain to the small number of
88.lbs. Julia 75. lbs.
I took a long sleep, to rest out for the last three days of
[unrest]. How composeing [sic] a good sleep.
Miss Keymes, and Mr W.K. called, we
had a pleasant visit. Julia sang for them.
I showed Mrs K. my rooms. She is very pleasant.
Julia, wrote to Rima. & to Mrs B.
Sang for me all the evening, amused us very much.
Wednesday. 21st July. 1852 Sing Sing.
Very warm day.
I arose late, at six, a fine sleep at night.
Went to Sing Sing. the sun very warm, and [lurring].
Rensen bought a knife. 1.$.
I bought blue _____ for a cushion, to place at the piano.
buttons, cotton, galloon, and pair of scissors. 1$.
Our ride home too warm for pleasure.
Julia went on to Mrs Hoyt, and called to see Mrs Horton.
Eliza L. sick.
Friendship ________ from its past.
Employed my self making my cushion; found
it very warm work; my needle rusts so it was an impos.
sibility to get through with my cushion.
A loose dress, no under garments wanted to.day.
I hope G. finds it cooler at the Ridge.