[Saturday] September the 16 [1815]
It is Saturday today and as usual cleaning house. -- After that was over, I went to spinning and spun a large ball. --Papa has been to town today. He brought me a note from Harriet. She promises to come over tomorrow if fine. -- I took a run before night and got a few blackberries. I got my feet very wet, for it has rained every day this week. Mr. Farquharson came here this evening; he did not stop long. Papa went with him to Mr. Allen's. I have been sitting by the kitchen fire knitting, this evening. I am preparing for winter. -- For he approaches very fast, which prospect then how hopeless. -- We find the fireside the only cheerful companion when keen blows the north blast and heavy drives the snow.