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Mary Phoebe Broughton - Diary, 1839-18411839 - 1841

by Mary Phoebe Broughton
at Mr Close's, also Mr Smith from Paterson - Mr & Mrs Rusden, Mr Stack, Mr Bolton & Mr Spencer dined with us. We spent the evening in the verandah. 19th Sunday - A very warm day, particularly towards afternoon - We attended service at East Maitland school house. Mr Rusden read, & Papa preached - after which we took leave of Papa & returned to Mr Close's to dine - We attended after[noon] service in the school house at Morpeth - Mr Rusden read & preached Miss Georgiana came over with her papa to church. 20th A tremendously hot wind all day - we could not leave the house The Dowling's arrived at Aulaby's Inn from Camyr Allyn, & proceeded to Sydney next morning in the Steamer - Mr Townshend arrived at Morpeth late in the evening. 21st Altogether a much cooler day - We were up very early, & expected Mr Townshend at ½ past 6, but he was unable to come till about ½ past 7, when we left Mr Close's & after crossing the river in the punt, found Mr T's Carriage waiting for us, in which we proceeded to Paterson