Saturday. 2nd August. 1851.
A fine day. not too warm or cool.
I awoke too late for health this lovely morning.
Walked a mile with Henry. Mrs Swain & Julia rode to Sing Sing for Mr
Swain and his niece, Louis drove. A letter from Catharine, she thinks
father much better; the city cool and all the rest well.
A surprise today, after dinner as we were talking of Maria H.[Hasbrouck]
and I hoping she would defer her visit, she made her appearance
coming alone from Rondout. had she waited two weeks later,
it would have suited us better, our accommodations being limited.
I dislike a large family, and confusion, it upsets my nerves.
Could not get my usual sleep; my heart beat loud and long.
Poor Mrs Swain, looks for a young lady, from the city; to pass some
days. another trouble; I pity the little soul from my heart; but
our confusion will not last long, thank fortune.
Maria occupies a little corner room; very pleasant; only
the boys laugh at her Cot.
G. arrived to a late tea, seems very well, and cool as usual.
I am infected by his frigidity. A dark cloud in the horizon.
Singular dispositions, the H.’s & family have, all so similar.
Sunday. 3rd August. 1851.
Mr H. took our carriage full to
Church. Mr Frainer, preached his first sermon. They were pleased
with Mr F. G liked him much; he shook hands with all.
We did not get down the hill. Henry remained at home all day.
I rode to Tarry town after tea. I was unhappy this morning
but, turn my thoughts to other hopes; Tears are for the earth.
Monday, 4th August. 1851.
A fine day.
Garret took me a charming ride through
Sleepy hollow; I spoke to Mrs Horton.
He insisted on my going through, the Prison at Sing Sing in the
afternoon, we all went. Mr Hale escorted the party. I was not pleased
but felt a dread of something. We were introduced to Tom Wetherby.
The prisoners look pale and dejected, all at work.
Niles and the “Confidence Man” conspicuous. Every thing neat & clean.