Wednesday. 25th Feb. 1852.
A clear sky. streets muddy.
I dressed early and went
out to see Mrs Wetherby. Sat some time with her, she is
full of complaints, and seems depressed. I tried to cheer
her and left when the Dr came in.
Purchased at [Barriens] finishing store
Blower stand. Bell 2$
Table Mats 1.50
Steel Poker 1
Tired on my return.
Walked with G. after dinner, bought at
Ginochis A toast rack 6$.
Julia, sat over her review
and was dull enough. A book of history through.
Clear and bright sky.
I rode up to see Mrs Swherin,
passed two hours with her, she is in good spirits. Her
confinement comes in May.
Called to see mother, girls out. C, came home, looks well.
I returned to dinner; Maria in the parlour
She remained to dinner.
Fanny came in to walk with Julia, they met Dr Duvall, he
took them to Thomson’s to treat, and to Tiffanys.
Julia was full of fun, and laughed immodestly
at the tea.table.
The Dr looked at her with astonishment, and Maria,
opened her eyes, at such a display of spirits.
Louis went home with Maria.
The Dr left early to be examined.
Julia missed three dollars from her purse, I cannot think where we had
gone unless I have dropped it out on Tuesday in some
store. She is guiltless of the carelessness, I think.
Friday. 27th February. 1852.
A fine day, good walking. Cool.
I went up to see Mrs Huttun.
sat an hour with her. She has changed and grown
very old. Her teeth, hair, everything pretty, departed.
A long fit of sickness, destroys the appearance.
We talked over old times, my visit pleasant.
Broadway charming to.day. So dry and gay.
I took jelly at Wellers, on my way home.
Mr & Mrs Leati came Julia sang well. looked pretty.
Dr D. took tea with us.
He thought Julia would go to “[Mcbaguster’s] Ball”
I did not wish her to go so soon after her
Grand father death. She behaved very well, and
did not fret.
Saturday 28th Feb. 1852.
A deep Snow
We were surprised at this
Julia passed the day doing nothing. took a bath.
She raves at such solemn days, no amusement out
of doors to.day.
Louis & Remsen went to dancing school, it snowed,
rained, and was truly pitiable weather.
Figs, Nuts, Almonds, tea from Luthers.
6 lbs crackers.
Sunday. 29th Feb. 1852. 19 Charlton St. NY
Clear, and high winds. Streets wet.
The children went to Church.
I went after diner. Mr Prentiss preached on
“Secret Prayer”. A good discourse.
Mr D. escorted Julia home, and spent the evening.
Julia gave him honey, he seems to love sweet things.
We sat in the basement, and Dr D. helped the
boys in Latin.
Mr H. went to Church.
I was much pleased with Mr D. he seemed so full of affection and
sympathy. G. says I was more in Love with him than
the girls. He is the best looking man, I know; and so
gentle, and affectionate in his ways.
Monday, will be the first day of Spring.
Monday. 1st of March. 1852.
Overcast, and dark sky. Not cold.
The first day of Spring has arrived, and
many will exclaim
“”Welcome sweet spring” The sun does
not shine brightly, but the air is moist, and
the fresh eggs, have arrived.
We were sleepy this mor.
ning, our habits filled with lassitude. Could I but
break these sluggish chains, how much better we
Eugene came in to tea, brought some “proofs of
land in Florida” wished for G to read them, and ___ some
money. Mr H. declined both; he thinks it a “phantasm”.
Mr D. came in after tea, was very pleasant and looked
bright and handsome.
Showed us his tickets for the tickets for the examinations; invited
me to go and hear the lecture to be given by one of the
students to.marrow evening, or Friday.
We took some supper at eleven, Julia sang
her songs and made herself agreeable. It was 12.
before we went to bed.
Our guest was more pleasing and improves on
acquaintance, his smile is sweet, and bright; I
hope his heart is pure.
Could he be trained to a quiet home and taken
from his reckless friends, all might yet be well
for him; his sentiments and tastes seem too re-
fined for low life or dissappation [sic]
I will do all in my power to save him.