July 14 and 15, 1852 – “The family all together again”

Wednesday. 14. July /52.  [Sing Sing]
Clouded, with heavy showers, at noon. not too warm.

I sewed steadily to day, trimmed Julia’s bloomer.
finished putting work on my skirt.
A pain in my bones, worries me, I fear the fever of this
place. All the neighbors have had it in their families.
Mrs Wetherby, is still sick with it.
Slept two hours after dinner,
took a cold wash and felt better. I do not grow fat, altho [sic]
my appetite is very good. My face troubles me; and de.
stroys all good looks. A bitterness in my mouth all day.

Sent Louis for his father, the rain pouring in tor.
trents [sic]. Julia, Louis, Remsen drove up, and came in dry, no
rain haveing [sic] touched.
Mr H. arrived two hours after, he waited for the “David and trotting
waggon [sic]. Brought up a load as usual. Port wine, brandy,
pine apples [sic] and Julia’s baggage,
The travellers look well and were almost detered [sic] by the
heavy rain from coming up, but G. knew I would miss
his usual punctuality.
Julia looks very well, and in high spirits.
She had made her visit to the satisfaction of herself & friends.
Dined at Mrs Falconers, as she was caught there in the rain,
her father came for her in a carriage, took her up to 19 St.
took Remsen in and proceeded to the Cars.
Julia had her bonnet trimmed anew.
Remsen pleased with
his sail on the Sloop, had been up all night, to watch the
river. Bought a waggon [sic] in the city.
I was thankfull to get my two once more
under my wing, and Mr H. felt as much relieved. He
thinks I worry more, than is actually the case.

Thursday. 15 July. /1852. Sing Sing.
A fine day, cool & pleasant.

I rode in the trotting waggon [sic] with G.
to the cars. Mr Mead, shook hands with me, very friendly.
Old Mr Wetherby also, I introduced both to Mr H.
Bid G. adieu, rode home with Louis.
Talked, and walked to.day. not much work.
Julia, Maria, and Louis rode to the village before after tea, called
on Mrs Frainer, not at home. They took ice cream.
Mrs Todd, called on us.
Miss W. and George spent the evening. Julia gave us
music, and entertained us well.
We all sat up late talking & playing.
Mr Swain, came up after ten, Mrs S. called out a [“] Man
in the house,” to frighten us.
Ham alone for dinner, Julia looked grave, so did I.


July 13, 1852 – “Remsen taking a trip by himself”

Tuesday. 13. July. /52 Sing Sing
Showers, the air cool.

How gratefull this soft rain,
we need it so much the ground is parched, and every
thing burnt up. But providence smiles on his creatures,
and gives them every good thing.

I do not feel as well as usual, as faint
feeling oweing [sic] to my bowels, comes over me; but soon
passes off.
Prepared leaving for Margaret, cut out four
pair pantaloons , two Julia, and two pair for myself.
Must finish my skirt.
Margaret complains of her fare, gets nothing to eat.
I must speak on this subject; to Mrs S.

At three oclock Louis, Remsen, and I went to S.Sing.
I put Remsen on a sloop called the Marietta, to sail to
New York. He was very anxious to go, his father consented
and told me to give him to the Capt’s care.
I remained an hour to see them off, but did not re.
main long enough. The wind blew fresh, and the river
was very rough. Nothing could daunt Remsens courage.
he seemed delighted with the prospect; and was full
of charming anticipations. I bade him good.bye, and
determined never to put a son of mine on a sloop again.
Called at the ice cream Saloon, Louis took cream &
soda water. Our ride home pleasant. Showers in
the distance? I feel lost without the children, miss their
merry laugh.
Met the Keymes and Mr Knowlton.
We watched Remsens Sloop, unitll dark, I think
he will be sick from the motion of the boat.
Cool after the rain, a few moschetoes [sic] in my room.
I could not sleep well, but felt anxious.

July 12, 1852 – “Bowels out of order”

Monday. 12th July. /52.

Still warmer than the past week.
I went to the cars with G. Remsen
drove me home. Met Tom W. at the cars, he gave me the
paper, I sent it to his mother. Mrs W. still has the fever;
I am sorry to have any one suffer this extreme weather.
We stopped on our way home.
Purchased belts, ink cotton, pins at [Sthepens].
a pair of suspenders from Mr Hale, for Remsen.
Our ride pleasant.
Sent three dress, and 4 pieces to Mrs Hoyt, to be washed.

All complaining to.night, bowels out of order. I among the
others, felt unwell. The heat distresses me.
Mr Fraimer, and wife called, both very pleasant.
I trimmed a skirt with deep work.

July 11, 1852 – “Suffocating heat”

Sunday. 11th July. /52

Extremely hot; no air
We all went to church, heard a
fine discourse from Mr Skinner. I like this simple edifir.
Spoke to Mrs Frainer, and the Keymes family.
Maria, and the boys went to Dr Creightons.
Mr Meade preached.
I laid on the bed, G. also, it was terribly suffocating.
Mr H. went up to Courtneys after tea, found them full of
Showers during his ride.

July 10, 1852 – “…if he ever gave me anything, to give me diamonds”



Saturday. 10th July.
Warm but fine breeze.
I took some Rhubarb last night, no effect, I wish it would stir me up. My skin rough, and troublesome, it gives much trouble.
Mr H. came in the cars, He presented me with, a beautifull diamond cross, to wear with my earrings. I felt almost unwilling to be bought to the world by this splendid gift. But Mr H. regards my wishes, and gratifies my love of of [sic] rare things, almost too readily. I feel myself, too much indulged in some idle longings; and strive to be humble.
A piano for another spoilt pet, came up to.night
Mr H. is unwearied in his exertions to make us happy.
We rode to Tarry town. G. forbid me from putting the large waggon [sic] on Charly, as it is too much for his strength.
I pouted a little in spite of the Diamonds.
I always wanted a rare set of jewelry, and told G. if he ever
gave me any thing, to give me diamonds