1853. 1st of February. I am obliged to write the events of
this month from memory.

The fancy ball came off on the 4th
Mr H. gave Julia every thing beautifull for her costume,
and with his usual generosity offered me a new dress.
I declined, and trimmed my grey silk with lace on the skirt
A mantilla of lace from Mrs Meyer to match.
We took tea at Mrs Woodruffs, & at mothers.