[Saturday] September the 16 
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.