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Wednesday. 3rd Aug September. 1851.
Fine morning – but dull and dark before sun set.
Louis took his father to the boat or Cars.
at Tarry town, they went in the trotting waggon. I took a walk with Julia.
Sent her up to her grandmothers, with Miss Davis and Louis. Louis
took his Uncle Henry to ride, they returned to dinner.
Our dinner very good, but I felt obliged to diet, my bowels better.
Slept two hours after dinner, too long for my own
good. the house quiet. Awoke to find a dull storm threatening us,
every thing looks dull and the river, and sky the colour of lead.
I regret the change, it affectes [sic] my feelings. Julia has not returned,
much to my regret, as the air is so damp and cool.
Mr S. borrowed the waggon for Sing Sing; put his [____ Mose] before it.
I begin to feel homesick, and long for my own room, and the com.
forts of a city home. Julia, returned with Norah, before tea, Rain did
Thurday. 4th August September.
A bright day. and no rain.
The morning passed in sewing and reading.
I felt unwell my bowels, troubled me. Louis, Mrs Swain and I
went up to mothers, Catharine gave me a mixture of chalk, to [cure]
my complaint. We sat until six, Charly _________ coming home.
I was a little frightened, but Mrs S. is a good soldier.