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[[start page]] of theirs would should be no more to him [[than any]] [[?]]. His wife is a charming modest little woman & answers well to his description of a model wife "[[So?]] full of women's duties & delights She has no time to think of womans rights Dr. [[Easter's?]] wife & babe came to us in the evening [[* in margin]] Wednesday 22nd. Went out with Dr E. & wife in the morning Dr [[Roby?]] dined with us. Every thing went off [[?]] Mother looked well & did the [[?]] [[harmony?]] gracefully Father pleased. Dr [[R?]] full of life & spirits We young people teasing him about his old [[?]] condition he returning our jokes with interest. His lecture was almost a repetition of his [[former?]] with an addition acount of the [[f?]] of the Hudsons' Bay Company. He appeared in an [[Artic?]] dress after the [[lecture?]] which became him exceedingly. Mr. Melling was in the park when we returned from the lecture with Mr. & Mrs. [[He?]] Thursday 23 Made calls in the morning passed very quietly. look over some of [[Rol??]] [[underling]]& Niles [[drawings?]] with Mrs. Easter. [[?]] [[underlining]] X Miss Dix came unexpectedly spent the evening reading some [[experiments?]] of Dr. [[H?]] father. [[end page]] [[start page]] Miss Dix [[was?]] in conversation with Dr. [[Antisel?]] at the other end of the room discussing some of [[Fuller's?]] experiments as far as I could hear for I could only catch a [[word?]] [[X in the margin]] here and there. I heard father say that the happiest hours of his life were found in [[?]] making his experiments and [[?]] their results [[?]] every other meeting of the Philosophical society at Philadelphia. Friday 24 Will read Dicken's Christmas carol to us in the evening we could not have spent our Christmas eve more profitably. Saturday 25th Christmas day passed [[finely?]] We went with our Mission School of 16 [[?]] to the Young Men's Christian association [[rooms?]] to [[?]] the presentation of candies [[?]]. How our hearts warm to see so many happy faces I could have [[ch?]] with the little fellows when they [[threw?]] [[off?]] their caps & shouted for my [[?]]. Passed the evening at Miss [[Bradley?]] [[?]] [[December]]26 [[Christmas?]] as usual [[?]] Miss Cox in the afternoon. Monday 27th In the evening had a lecture by Prof. [[Grimes?]] It was carefully prepared & full of [[interesting?]] subject a life of the [[??]] He followed the artist from his [[??]] as a [[??]] grow through his years [[He?]] [[end page]]
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