[Thursday] September the 28 
I have been very busy washing
today. We had a large wash and [did) not finish till afternoon. -- Papa
was in town this morning. He brought me a note from Harriet. -- Miss
Beamish has been very sick, but is getting better. --Mama has gone
to Mrs. Allen's to tea. -- Papa has just gone over. -- I hear Mr.
Osterman was married last night to Miss Etter. I do not know how true
the report is. -- It has been a fine day, but very cold. I hear the children
making a famous noise below; I must go see what is the matter.