James & me dug a cistern for Mother today.
This am James went to town and got lime, and I stayed home and this pm mother & Harriet & me went to Martins and to Catons.
Today I commenced stoning up the cistern & tonight I went to Chapinville/
I have been to Chapinville and went over and saw Geo[rge] Henry.
This is a stormy day. It snows ? and is quite cold.
Today James & me finished the cistern wall. It is a very cold day & tonight the snow fell so as to cover the ground.
I went up to Hopewell Center this morning and voted and then came back to mother Wadsworth’s and Hattie & me went to town & started for home.
After a pleasant journey we arrived to Suffern [a village in the town of Ramapo] at am. At 4pm took the freight train arrived home dusk.
I have spent the day in visiting with father.
Father went to Nyack with Aunt Sarah & George made us a visit today.
Father & Mother went over the river today. I sent a letter to Thomson R. Smith. Fannie came home tonight [Frances ‘Fannie’ McElroy was one of Charles’ sisters.]
Harriet R. came home today from Nyack. J. Matthews, Henry, James & myself went and took a ride [Harriet R., Henry & James B.are younger siblings of Charles. J. Matthews was John Matthews who was married to Mary McElroy, another sister of Charles.]
Today I have been building a cistern for mother. Father and Mother came home tonight.
Father & me went and got a load of chips this evening. Hattie & me went to Adrian’s [Adrian Onderdonk, husband of Charles’ sister Elizabeth.]
November 15 – 17
I have spent this week with Adrian.
Today Adrian & Elizabeth, Hattie & me went home.
Today Madison (?) & me went to work on Aspenwall’s house/home.
Today I am shelling beans. It rains. Hattie Lil and Frank went to Aunt Mary’s this afternoon. I went & took ?
November 22 – 24
Today I have carted old iron to the dock. Bought an axe at Smith’s store.
November 26 – 30