May 31st Saturday This morning baked in Mrs Witherells oven
brown bread & cake Mrs S Ames went to Boston
Returned to night with Harriet & a Miss Eaton
from Pittsburgh. Miss Linscot Orinthia & I […]
have been walking & riding about all day. have
been to all the shops, ponds, Mr Manley & Claps
flower gardens, & called at Mr Torreys
It has been a beautiful day, rather cold. A A not here
gone to Boston
Evelina used her sister-in-law’s brick oven early this morning and afterwards ventured outside to enjoy the “beautiful day” with her young house guests. She gave them the standard tour of much that North Easton offered: shovel shops, large ponds, full streams, two farms with extensive flower gardens, and a stop at Col. John Torrey’s, in the village. The latter was probably a sociable occasion that included tea with Abby Torrey.
Sarah Lothrop Ames, meanwhile, went into Boston for the day and returned with Harriett Ames Mitchell and a friend from Pittsburgh, where Harriett had lately been living. There was still no sign of Harriett’s husband, Asa Mitchell, who was, presumably, yet in Pennsylvania on business. Oakes Ames would have been in Boston today, too, perhaps with Augustus Gilmore.
The Ames boys wouldn’t have been pleasuring about – they were at the shovel shops, working.
* Building in modern-day North Easton that once belonged to Col. John Torrey