Monday 8th November. 1852.
Clear, and bright; mild
I felt lame & out of sorts, was dull
on ariseing [sic] , and could not rest well in the night.
Julia, as usual, over her sick turn, left for
school, and does not complain.
The [unruly] boys, behave much better for the present,
I shall not spoil them by my passion for indulgence.
When the house was quiet, I dressed and
went up to Dr Dunning, he wedged my tooth again.
Ebenezer, shook hands; sick with a cold.
Met Catharine & Maria, they went to see Henrietta Smith.
I promenaded home, read a sermon Mr Chapins.
Went to bed slept an hour.
A paper from Cairo, to Miss Julia, from Mr D.
I told her it was an “informal machine”, and to be carefull
how she opened it.
Mr Leati, gave an agreeable lesson; is pleased with
We went to walk after he left, but it was too
late, the lamps all lit, and folks jostling home.
Mr H. came home to a late dinner, and went out
to pay some bills.
Tuesday. 9th Novem. 1852.
A storm of rain, and high wind.
I passed the morning sewing and putting
the house in order. A quiet rain is very pleasant to me.
Julia does not like dull [warm] weather.
She wrote a composition & practiced her songs.
Mr H. ate oysters and went off to bed, Slept untill tea.
G. gave me 33. dollars this morning, to get all I wanted, but
this time has no end; as long as he indulges me.
Wednesday. 10th Nov. 1852
Clear, and fine day.
I went up to the dentists
still wedging my poor tooth. Met the girls, going to see
Mrs Dr Smith. Went to Canal St, and came home to lie
down, a pain across my back
Rima came in to see Julia. I left a nap to receive her.
Walked with Julia after dinner.
I intended to do every thing to.
day; but finished the 24 hours, without any memento’s of
my skill. Went to shop, and bought nothing, not finding
the article to suit. Rode to the end of the Route in [Kipps]
Stage, did not stop at mothers, did not feel like talking.
My teeth are so sore, I get hungry from eating too little.
Mr H. came in to dinner, and went to ride.
Mr Leati. Julia went to see Fanny Tileston and Mrs T.
I went to [Parmly’s], and was introduced to Mrs P. had a long talk
with her. Found them all before the portrait of their son
first arrived from Paris. A hand some youth of 21 years.
Miss Diamond, was there looking at it, we spoke.
Julia, dosed in her chair, over her lesson this evening.
Mr H., went to walk five miles, he said.
Friday 12th November. 1852.
Heavy rain in the morning, sun.shine
Curtains in the third.story
put up. We expect Benjamin & Margaret [Garret’s brother and sister-in-law from Stone Ridge]; and all
my plans are for their comfort. For this month,
Margaret, and Benjamin arrived both in good health.
John came alone in the cars, being left by his parents;
and improves in appearance.
They remained with us a few day[s], and passed most of
the time in the street.
M. purchased silver, china dinner and tea set, and
other things for house keeping. I went with her
to select them.
Julia went to Niblo’s with them to see the dancers.
We all went to Burtons, and laughed at his nonsense.
A thousand [milliners evented], & serious [family]” the play,
G. took us in a carriage, so we had no fatigue.
Margaret tired herself shopping. Benjamin was sick with
a cold and went to bed with a chill. I put his feet in hot
water; and in two days, they left for the Ridge. B. quite
They brought me a pail of butter, two barrels apples,
& bowls of Quince Jelly, Nuts, Cider, pumpkins, and
some lovely pears preserved by Maria.