[Saturday] November the 4 [1815]
As Saturday is generally a busy day, I had not much time to spare in the morning. -- My afternoon I spent reading. Papa has been in town today. He got home to dinner. He brought me a small note from Harriet. -- Maria has promised to come over tomorrow to spend some time with us. I hope it may be a fine day. -- Mary Ann went to Dartmouth this morning.
Sunday] November the 5 [1815]
This is Sunday. After I had dressed myself, I wrapped a large flannel shawl round me and my book and sat myself down by my window. After I sat some time with my eyes oftener cast to the road than on my book, I beheld my friends coming up the avenue --Mr. and Miss Beamish. -- After we had dined, Maria, Charlotte, and myself, with Mr. B., took a walk to Mrs. Potts. We found Mrs. Brinley there. I requested the pleasure of her company to tea at the Grove, but she declined the invitation. We sit some time and then took our leave of the two widows. We came home through the walk of the castle. When we arrived, we found Mr. and Mrs. Allen here. They spent the evening with us. --Mr. B. has taken my bed tonight.
[Monday] November the 6 [1815]
Mr. B. left us very early this morning. -- After breakfast I sent for Mrs. Brinley's pelisse for Betsy to cut mine by. Maria and me have been sitting sewing all day. We have nearly finished it. -- After the girls were all gone to bed, Mama, Maria, and myself sit over the fire ember till quite late, talking of old family affairs.
[Tuesday] November the 7 [1815]
We have spent our day sewing. No person has been in, nor we have not been out. -- We heard from town this evening by the milk boy. Maria received some work and me some silk to finish my pelisse.
[Wednesday] November the 8 [1815]
Maria and me spent most of our morning upstairs, looking over some old poetry and letters till we were almost froze. -- Papa went to town this morning. -- Mary Ann came from Dartmouth today. -- In the afternoon, Maria, Betsy, and myself walked down to drink tea with Eliza. -- We met a drunken Indian--which alarmed us a little. -- George and James came home with us and stopped to supper with us. -- I think it will be late before they get home.
[Thursday] November the 9 [1815]
Mr. Beamish came over this morning to go a-riding with us, but the weather is so disagreeable we gave up all though t of it. -- Mr. B. took his gun and went out till dinner, but met with no sport. Maria went home with him this afternoon. -- I walked to the gate with them. -- On my way home, I stopped at my little bower. -- It is now bereft of all its beauty.