Thursday. 3rd July. 1851.
Close, a heavy shower in the morning.
Mr H. arose early, the dull clouds
looked ominous. I could not consent to go in the first
train; my bones ached. from fatigue. Rain poured down,
fortunately, so G. had to give it up for that hour.
After so many plans, he wanted me to wait for the Boat;
but this I would not do, and left in the cars at 12. oclock.
Mr [Frainer], a clergyman, was a very kind escort, and paid
us every attention. Our ride was long, and very warm.
We took a carriage and rode up to Mrs Swain’s. She received us
kindly, gave us a lunch. We then went to our rooms; and
found them prettily furnished, mine with a pretty set of
mahogany furniture, a dear little rocking chair, and every
thing neat as wax.
A heavy shower came on before six, in the after noon, we waited
tea for Mr H, but in vain as they did not arise untill
nine oclock. Thunder, lightening and the heaviest rain I have
heard in years, came pouring down in torrents; how glad
we felt at having escaped its fury. At length they arrived [;]
Remsen, Margaret and Mr H. the horse, carriage & trunks.
The boat was four hours coming up. G. was wet to his skin,
He took some brandy, and went to bed immediately. and did
not take any cold. The others escaped the rain, but the trunks
I was thank full to get safe in bed, after the tears, toils and
troubles of this day. To leave home is a regret to me
at any time, but now it seems more painfull.
My father is on a sick bed, but thin and feeble from pain. this
casts a gloom over my summer enjoyments; as I feel
that in his sufferings, mother must doubly suffer.