March 14, 1820 – no entry. (Thaddeus Journal)
March 14th. “At sunrise hoisted the long-boat out of the chocks, and broke open the main hold; hoisted our large guns on deck and sundry other articles. At 11 a.m. found the remains of poor Tom, our cat. He has been missing for about two weeks. Previous to his disappearing he had been subject to fits of delirium and other ways indisposed.” Lat. by obs. 3° 07′ N.
March 14th. To-day my little comforts have been increased again by the opening of the Hartford box of books. I found many presented to me, which was very pleasant as an evidence of kind remembrance on the part even of some to whose attention I had no claim. I would have my sisters present my thanks, tho I do not mention all. Prom Mr. Hopkins a valuable set of six volumes—
One from Miss Ann Perkins—Some from my dear Friend Mrs. Strong. One little volume from Georgiana May, which, while I was looking at, wondering if Mrs. May, whose kindness I many years since experienced, when but recently an orphan, thus remembered me, when I came across the fan with Sister L—’s note, which confirmed it all* You will tell her my heart felt the kindness. It awakened tender emotions of “the days of other years,” when, a sorrowful child, she sought to comfort me. In all her afflictions may GOD comfort her. I shall do myself the pleasure to write her a line. (Sybil Bingham)