The warmest day of the season.
Thursday. 22nd July. /52
Mrs. S. took Julia to the village.
Mr S. not there. Clear, and excessively hot. no breeze to fan our cheeks.
Every thing languishes to.day, we could
scarcely keep our selves alive. Julia complains very much
of the heat. She wrote a long letter to Rima.
I sent for Mr H. and Louis in the evening by Remsen.
All arrived safe. Mr H. not very well; drank
too much cider at Benjamins, and could eat nothing
during his visit. The heat over came him, and he
avers that $100 lbs, would not tempt him to repeat his
jaunt. Maria stood it very well; five hours ride from
the point, did not injure her. She is tough as iron.
Louis pleased with his visit, all well at B.s.
G. a restless bed.fellow, I could not sleep untill
near mid night.
Julia passed the evening with the Weatherbys. [sic]
Clothes a burden, I went naked two hours; almost.
Friday. 23rd July./52
Intensely warm, but a little more air stirring.
This continuation of extreme heat gives one a
distaste for any eating, but repose.
I went to the village with
Mr H. he took the cars. Remsen brought me home.
G. talked of passing Sunday, at Stonington. for sea air; did
I returned home to sew very steadily on a waist for Julia; dinner
announced before I was ready.
Julia, working a skirt, gets on slowly; but better than being
Mrs S. gave us early tea, and went to get black.berries.
I kept house. Sent for the clean clothes.
Could not ride, my beaux both in the river.
Moon shine surpurbe [sic] to.night, I wanted
someone to enjoy this lovely scene.
Julia pines for society, it is too dull for a young person. I
am accustomed to being alone. She is not a friend to lonely
musings, and loves gay, choice spirits; to [form] her laugh.