Sunday; 1st of February. 1852.
19 Charlton St.
A dull storm of rain, snow & sleet.
Another dull sabbath, I long to see
the sun shine on this day. How seldom have I been
able to get to church, or even put my head out of the door
on this holy season. It must discourage the clergymen
to see so many pews empty.
Dr Duvall surprised us by his
presence. He drove up in a carriage, and has been sick one
week. Looks thin and sallow. A cold and bilious attack
lingers around him, but he was anxious for fresh air,
took a ride. Brought with him, the groupe [sic] of him.
self and friends.
Mr H. sat over his accounts all day, I fear we shall
never prosper while he commits this sin.
Louis wrote to Aunt M H. [Maria Hasbrouck]
Monday. 2nd Feb. 1852.
A fine clear day. Streets full of Mud.
A sat at home sewing all the mor-
ning. Slept a short time before dinner.
Walked with Julia after dinner up Broadway.
Met the Mr Weatherby’s, they escorted us home.
Found Fanny and Dr Duvall at the piano.
Both remained to tea with us. Left at 9.
A present to Julia of a gold thimble from the Dr.
I was grieved to see it, and wished it possible to re-
turn it to the donor.
I sent three letters to the Ridge
two to Maria & one to Cate.
Mr H. did not dine with me to.day. came home
late, and made the beaux laugh by calling me little
pup. He is endeavoring to pay up all our bills