Monday Oct 27th Mr Scott came this morning about nine
It being very stormy he could not get here before
Mr Smiley came just before and worked about
three hours. After dinner went to Mansfield.
I have been helping Mr Scott paper the sitting
room Have been busy all day about the
papering. Mr Ames went to Boston this afternoon
was also gone Thurs & Friday of last week
Snow! At least that’s what Old Oliver reported in his journal: “this morning the ground was coverd with snow and it snowd about all the forenoon, and was cold. wind north west + blowd hard, at night the fields are coverd with snow 2 or 3 inches deep – there has bin 1 ¼ inches of rain this time” Evelina only reported that the weather was “stormy.”
Not only did the weather interfere with the travel of the workmen; it also surely challenged servant Jane McHanna as she attempted to wash and dry the weekly laundry. Yet it didn’t seem to prevent Oakes Ames from heading to Boston in the afternoon. He had been there often of late. Indoors, Mr. Scott continued to put up new wallpaper in the downstairs. The redecorating and attendant removal of much of the furniture had been going for a week.
It was the 300th day of the year.