[Thursday] October the 5 [1815]
We spent the morning in running about picking blackberries. -- And after dinner Harriet, Betsy, Charlotte, and myself walked to Dartmouth to tea at Aunt's. -- We took a walk up the road a little way before tea. -- The two boys came home with us in the evening. Charlotte has stayed all night. -- We all feel fatigued after our walk and shall retire early.
[Friday] October the 6 [1815]
This morning I was very busy in my dairy, churning and making butter; Harriet was helping me churn. The remainder of the day we sit upstairs reading and knitting. Patience and Perseverance is the title of the book we are perusing; I think it a very good thing. The weather has been rather dull today--which prevented us from taking a walk. I have left them all seated round the table at their domestic employments, some sewing and others knitting and Papa at the head reading. -- I must hurry to return to my work or I shall be in disgrace. -- All's well!
[Saturday] October the 7 [1815]
This morning has been spent very busy cleaning house. --In the afternoon, Betsy, Harriet, and myself walked up to Mr. Prescott's to tea. We spent a very pleasant afternoon. In the evening, Papa came up on horseback. --Harriet rode home behind him. Charlotte, Patty, Betsy, and Lydia came part the way home with us, escorted by their brother Jonathan.
[Sunday] October the 8 [1815]
Sunday. As soon as we done breakfast, Harriet and me walked out to old Colly to git a horse to make up a riding party to go to Mrs. Stuart's at Cole Harbour. -- But we soon returned, disappointed in our expectations of riding single-horse. We sit down and read a little and then dressed ourselves. -- Mr. Beamish came up and dined with us. -- After dinner we got the chaise and went to Cole Harbour. Harriet and Betsy rode, and Mr. Beamish and me walked. The lady of the mansion was from home, but we stopped to tea with the gentleman. We returned home early, as the evening was disagreeable. Mr. Beamish has not gone home tonight.
[Monday] October the 9 [1815]
This morning Harriet and me has spent in the spinning room. She read to me while I prepared for cold winter's want. In the afternoon, Harriet, Charlotte, and me went out to Mr. Farquharson's to tea. C. came home last night. -- We had a very disagreeable walk home; the night was dark and very foggy. -- Mr. A. F. came home with us. I am afraid he will git a compleat soaking, for it has come on to rain very hard. -- We have had potatoes and milk for our supper and shall retire early, compleatly tired with our jaunt.
[Tuesday] October the 10 [1815]
I have spent nearly all my day in spinning, and my book was all my companion today. -- This morning, Harriet went home, and Betsy went with her to spend a few days. -- Uncle Brown called here this afternoon but did not stop long. -- Mama is not well this evening; she did not take tea with us. -- I feel quite lonely now Harriet is gone. I shall retire early tonight; I do not feel well.
[Wednesday] October the 11 [1815]
I have spent my day nearly all in my spinning room with a book. Mama came to see me and told me I had better go and see Mrs. Allen--which I did. -- After tea, Sally and me took a run over to Mrs. Pott's. She was a little alarmed, when coming downstairs, to find us sitting in her room. --When I 'rived home, I found a note from Harriet, by which I learn Mr. B. has gone to the fair in Windsor. -- It is now quite late and I must prepare for bed with the sincere prayer for my distant Friend.
[Thursday] October the 12 [1815]
I have been very busy, nearly all day, washing till my fingers are all sore. This afternoon I read a little and wrote a note to Harriet and sent it by the milk boy. --They have finished mowing the meadow today. It has blown a gale all day, and it seems to continue this evening. -- I have just left Mama and Papa sitting reading--one, the newspaper; and the other, a novel. When mothers lead the way, it is no wonder if daughters goes astray.