[Saturday] August the 26 [1815]
I have been carding and spinning this morning, and in the afternoon I went with the girls and picked some bayberries . -- Papa has been to town today but has brought no news. -- I stopped at my little bower this afternoon, but it looked so dull I could not stay long--and the weather, being very dull, hurried me from the spot where I have spent many happy moments. -- I have not seen anyone since I came home, and time passes heavily on. -- Night has thrown on her sable mantle, and I now prepare for bed.