has a son in California.May 23. Felt very tired. Spent most ofthe day in preparing books,etc. for our journey.May 24. Thursday, Left Nashua thismorning for Boston. Weathervery fine; so warm in the afternoonas to be uncomfortable.Went out with the Dr. to a DaguerreotypeSaloon and hadour pictures taken for mylocket. Spent the remainderof the day at Dr. Moore's.May. 25. Boston. Went down to thewharf with the Dr. and Mrs.Allen to see the Ship Vikingwhich is to take our goods toCalifornia. Owing to some25 - delay it is not now to sail untilthe 5th of June - the sameday on which we intend tosail. I am very impatient tohave it gone. It will seem solong to be obliged to wait 3 or4 months in Cal. for myclothing and books. etc. Visitedthe Custom House, and hada view of the city from its roof.Remarked to the Dr. that Ishould think it would takeall the rocks on a Stoddard hillto make such a building. Nextwent with the Dr. to purchasebooks for a library. Spent theevening with Mr. & Mrs. Rogers.She is a sister of Dr. Moore. Saw
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