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Mary Phoebe Broughton - Diary, 1839-18411839 - 1841

by Mary Phoebe Broughton
Emily & I followed with the Boydells in their carriage with 4 horses - Papa performed service in the Townshend's verandah & in the afternoon they came over to Camyr Allyn where Papa again performed service. Mr & Mrs Glennie, Mr Durbin, Mr John Lyon dined and slept. 17th Another beautiful day - Emily & I went out riding with Wm. Boydell. Mr Townshend fetched Papa & Mama in his carriage to see the Village and they went on to dine at Trevallyn. Emily & I went with the Boydells in their carriage. The two Mr Lyons, Mr & Mrs Fenwick, Mr Durbin also dined at Mr Townshends. 18th Papa , Mama & Mr & Mrs Boydell drove the Caergwyle (sic). Emily & I & Bo, set off after them on horseback but Hector gave me a hurdle just as we were starting which delayed us, so we were only able to go to meet them as they returned. 19th Bo. went to Caergwyle (sic) before breakfast. A very hot day and a very unhappy one. Poor Bo. left Camyr Allyn at 2 o'clock on Thursday in order to get to Morpeth in time for the Sydney steamer. 20th Dreadfully hot morning - This day was 4 years we went on board the Camden. Mr Boydell drove Papa to Paterson. A southerly wind & rain came on soon after they were gone. Mr B. returned to dinner. 21st Mr Boydell, Emily & I rode to see Mr Fenwick,