Young Brown and his Trunk.
12. Sunday. Haney out for a drive with Mat-
ty. Walk to �the saw-mill� with Sally, Jack,
little Jessie, Brown and Knudsen. The latter
abandoned us to go to church, a thing he don�t do
in town, practicing it in the country for the sake
of the example. Haney off for return to New
York with Eliza, intending to take the night-
boat from Troy. Sally, Jessy, Jack, Brown
and I, out rowing on the first pond in the
evening. I rowed the party, barring Jack,
who got in another boat, round the pond first
and then Brown did the like.
13. Monday. A ceaselessly wet day. Brown,
who had left a trunk in Troy with orders for
its transmission hither by the mail, hired trap
to go in search of it, as Haney and Collard
had both failed, in their yesterday�s endeavor.
We desultorized all day, I scribbling and de-
zing somewhat. By supper time Brown re-
turned, a very wet young man indeed, with
the recovered trunk, which he had obtained
after much inquiry and difficulty at Quacken-
kill, within five miles of his starting-place. Re-
citations, songs, cards and talk in the evening.
14. Tuesday. Another drenching day. In doors,
all of us, desultorizing.
15. Wednesday. Sunlight again, and out on