September 1st 1852.
Wednesday. Very warm.
Autumn commenced very hot &
close, but we kept ourselves cool in the house.
We all went to Tarry town with Mr H. to the cars, brought
Mr Swain home.
The road full of waggons [sic] going to Camp.
Julia was invited by Miss W to go, she accepted, and
set off at three oclock. Remsen, went on Charly.
Mr H. Louis, and Mr T. W. went up in the trotter.
Julia took tea with the W.s. came home late. Mr H.
was wet with perspiration, driving David so fast; and did
not enjoy his supper.
I fear he will complain of cold after this imprudence.
Mr Swain left before night, Miss D. would not let Mrs
S. go with Remsen; and both were out of sorts.
Thursday 2nd Sep. /52
The morning is close, and G. out
of spirits, complains of pain in his legs, and feet. He
looks yellow and is bilious. I disaproved [sic] of too much exposure
at the window, and hate the blinds open, untill dressed.
My advice not relished by G. he likes exposure, and thinks
Louis drove us to the Cars at Tarry town. He looks very
pale, and thin. We called at the Leggetts, on our return
and passed a pleasant half hour. They were all going to
Camp meeting; and clever as ever.
Julia, wrote a long letter to her Aunt Cate, she put it in
the office; and took two out. Mrs Swain drove her to the
village, to get me letters for Louis, and Hunt Liniment for Rem.
Louis has a chill & fever this afternoon.
A long letter from Aunt Maria H. to Louis, and a short
one from Aunt Margaret to Julia, inviting us both to visit
the Ridge. They are all well.
Fanny Tileston, send four or five pages to Julia, and
would like to leave New Rochelle, and sojourn at Sing Sing.
Mr H. remains in the city to.night.
Friday 3rd Sep./52.
A fine clear day. Thunder showers at noon.
We miss our ride to the Cars, but my
nights rest was undisturbed,; and I felt better than usual.
We thought of calling on Mrs Ogiline and Miss C. but gave
it up, the sun was too powerfull.
I set Julia down to her work. Wrote a page in my letter
Received a fine present of Pears & plums from Miss Crighton.
Julia wrote a note of thanks to Miss C. for me.
I fear to eat this fruit, and prefer peaches.
Louis sick with a slight chill to.day, and Remsen
complaining of his neck.
Both these fine, strong boys, sick and miserable.
Garret returned from the city. James went for him,
the boys too unwell. He was surprised to find Remsen
in bed, and was himself quite sick in the Cars.
Slept badly the night previous, and felt the symptoms
for the last ten. days.
In his excitement at the tea table, he spoke with un
advised lips, and aroused the ire of Mrs S. and sister.
I was displeased at the conversation; and felt the
injustice of G.s reflections, not meant but taken
A fever kept Mr H. from sleeping, and I could not rest
five minutes at a time.
We conclude to leave this infected region, as
all our pleasure is lost in chills & fever.
Stone Ridge will be our next port of safety, untill the
house is cleaned.
Saturday. 4th Sep.
Clear & warm.
Sent Margaret for ice to Dr C,s
Louis wished it to cool his head.
She complained of her head, and is anxious to get off.
Mr H. came up, Mr S. & Julia went for
A fine bright day.
We did not go to church.
G took me to ride, we all met the aristocracy of Tarry.town.
Julia went to the little church after dinner.
Mr H. went to bed with a chll & fever.
Remsen in bed, quite sick also.
Margaret very sick with chills & fever.
Ellen in bed not well.
Louis on his bed, keeping off the epidemic.
I sent for Dr Belcher, he gave
quinine. Mr Swain, went to G’s room to encourage him.
Remsen more sick than his father.