I have returned from town today with Mr. Beamish. I have been
spending a week with his mother and sisters. (
When, in reporting a later visit, Louisa says she went to town "with the
girls," she very likely isn't talking about her sisters but about Harriet
and Maria Beamish, with whom she would be staying in Halifax.
Went to town the 5 with the girls and returned home today,
the 19. I spent my time very pleasantly. The stillness of Colin Grove seems
quite strange to me after the noise and bustle of Halifax. (D19
Just prior to this visit, Harriet and Maria had been spending some time
(Dec. 2-5) at Colin Grove. This was the procedure followed in the fall
when Louisa spent Oct. 1-4 with them in Halifax. They had come over to
spend Oct. 1 at Colin Grove and when they returned in the evening, Louisa
went with them.
Sunday morning the girls came up and dined with us--Harriet
and Maria, Mr. Beamish and Salter. We spent our day sewing and walking.
I went home with the girls. (O1)
When Louisa returns to Colin Grove on Oct. 4, Harriet comes over with her
and visits till Oct. 10. When Harriet returns to Halifax, Louisa's sister
Betsy returns with her and stays with the Beamishes till Oct. 17.
[Note Louisa's slip.]