30th Thanksgiving day at home and friends will thing of us, we fail to be at the family board today, had nice dinner of chickens roast and fricasee, and enjoyed it very much, the day is fine O. That seasickness would depart, we have the good fortune to have a first mate cook and steward our food could not be better cooked at home, it is certainly a great comfort on ship board.
4 P.M. Are safe over the bar with a fair wind and O Dear must go below, can’t sit up.
25th Saturday night 10 P.M. our friends who came to say good bye have just left, and the crew have been tumbled aboard, and we are starting down stream in tow of the Anglo Saxon, who has one ship beside us, (it is) bound to Bordeaux, hope we may not be detained on the bar.
24th the steamer took us down river, or rather to the lower part of the City, prefatory to going down the river, as men are not (?) shall be obliged to lay over one night, P.M. went ashore and call’d on Capt. Graves, who is convalescent, but in a very weak state, he is a little anxious with regard to his business, his ship having been cleared 4 days already.
20th Stephen is sent for in great haste to see Capt. Graves of Ship Inez, who has a sudden attack of cholera, found him very ill indeed, and has great fears for the result he has already been prostrated by fever, from which attack he had not recovered his full strength, when he was (struck) by cholera.
Sunday 19th am quite in my usual health, for which I have every reason to be thankful, attended church at Odd Fellows to day, heard Rev, Dr. Scott preach , whose society worship in this place, on Sabbath morning Oct. 22nd their house of worship was burned to the ground, since that time their Sabbath congregation has been gathered at the Hall, this is the fifth spent in N. Orleans, and the first that we have attended church, one who is born and always has lived in happy New England is struck by the disregard of the Sabbath day in this place, in many instances; (stroll) through some streets, the stores are closed, and everything seems quiet, while in very many, the business is ongoing on has if it were an ordinary day, the stores are full of purchasers and mechanics are busy at work, as on any week day.
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Had a call from Mrs. Skolfield of the May Queen they are about leaving, and we shall not be away for two weeks at least, have found in Mrs. S. a pleasant neighbour and little Charley of two years has been a playmate to Fanny, the weather is getting more comfortable
Woke up (in) the night with severe headache and full of pain. just one week today since Mrs. Ryan’s sudden demise, I soon not feel at all alarmed, am willing to trust to my husbands skill as physician, he has already administered a powerful dose, and I am resolved to keep my birth and he as great as the nature of the disease will allow, he started off early this morning and with the help of Capt. Lunt who is now quite well found me a nurse, our mate and Cook are both mending, my husband is in perfect health, tho I fear for him daily lest he may fall sick.
The cook is taken ill this morning and seems very much alarmed about himself says he has suffered very much by fevers and he knows he shall be very sick.
After a far too long delay due to a technical issue with the site, it appears we are up and running once again! As a reward, prepare for the onslaught of several entries from Elizabeth’s journal to get us back up to date!!!