Tuesday. 30th Sep. 1851. Sing Sing. N.Y.
Cool, high winds, and dark clouds like snow squalls.
The last day of September, and the last lingerings of
Summer. Louis took Mrs S. and Julia to Sing Sing. on their return
I went to Tarry town, and took Miss Sarah, with us. We left her
by the church, and had a charming ride back, nothing to mar
the beauty of the scenery. The woods look lovely, so gay & so fresh
since the Rain. I packed our trunks, to be in readiness for
a start. Julia went to call on Miss Reymes with Miss W. I met
them on the road. Invited Miss W. to take tea with us; she declined
her mother expected from the city, Julia went to the Cars with
them. I sat by a fire part of the day. my feet cold by turns.
Miss W. and her two brothers passed the evening. They sat untill
after ten oclock. We had music, and grapes, the piano out of tune,
made me nervous. I could not sleep after such [dissapation], my
feet cold, and frame trembling. Passed a restless night; dreaming of
wild horses and Tom W. The weather is cold, and I feel it more at
night, although I still persevere and lie on a mattress.Wednesday, will soon arrive and then I should see G; hope he will feel better, and ready to look after our immense
quantity of baggage. Louis, took his last ride on David, to the
village, met Julia with the W.s.
Wednesday. 1st of October. 1851. Sing Sing.
I prepared all the baggage.
Mrs Wetherby , and daughter, Mrs Ogiline and friend Mrs Smith, Debby Ann
called to bid us farewell. Mr Hasbrouck arrived, in good health.
We took our last tea with Mrs Swain. Went to bed, but not to sleep
Restless from the thought of our easy start, in the morning.