August 30..1854 Julia and myself had a delightful ride in the (missing word) in company with Mr. Wallace this morning, who wirked with Mr Nimbermain to contract the building of another (Illigible). The weather is excessively hot and dry. The earth seemes to be heated like a furnace. Man nor beast scarcely live so great is the drouth and heat. Little John (illegible) has stood the warm weather remarkably well not withstanding our great anxiety about him. Miss Julia and I took a walk this morning to the cave spring. The yellow leaves and dried fields remind us that this is the last day of Summer. Its breezes have found many an acheing brow. This has been a hard weary day. John extremely fretful. I fear he is sick. There is a funeral dirge forever waiting low down in the depths of my heart. Its musick is solemn, but filled with hopes not belonging to this world, but pertaining to a home where the just are made perfect. Sept the 1 Took our usual walk to the cave spring. John better though very fretful. 2 in the morning rode to the sulphur spring with Julia and William, made a pair of drawers for William. 3 Sunday In the morning breakfast to the cave spring in company with William Brother John and Julia (Sally and Mary the own in for good time this evening. John seems to be very unwell. I was up the greater part of the last night with John (missing text)a for the doctor text illegible rest of page
Ellen Wallace Diary, 1854-1860.
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