Diary of John and Georgiana Molloy: 1 July 1837 - 21 February 1840

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1838 October 10 Of my Letters to them sent overland from Vasse After [...] from Messrs Lewis & Phillips Thursday 11. S.E. Light breezes & Clear Wr. hoeing potatoes [...] Friday 12th NW Fresh breezes & Cloudy Wr. found the white ants numerously and destructively established among my books abutting on the NW corner of the house - employed all day destroying & dislodging them. Saturday 13. NW. Fresh breezes & Cloudy Wr. employed hoeing up potatoes Eastern [...] Mr. Turner appd for a Supply of [...] from go. Stores Sunday 14. NW. Moderate & Cloudy Wr. Read Service to the family (Wellington absent) - Monday 15. NW. Light breezes & Cloudy with Light showers of rain [Short row of symbols.] Tuesday 16 S.E. Fresh breezes & Clear Wr Mr Lenox Bussell & Mr Kellam arrived from the Vasse. 2 bottles Wine to Mr Lenox. Wednesday 17. Fresh Breezes & Clear Wr. Orrick took charge of the cattle for me from about the hour of breakfast at the Spring. Mr. Thomas Turner went up the River on a Survey with a safe guard. Thursday 18. W Moderate & Cloudy Wr some light showers of rain. Friday 19. SE. Strong Breezes & Clear Wr. Welch cut & brot home some wood. Saturday 20th. NW. Moderate Wr. at Sun heavy clouds rising to the Westwd some Thunder & Lightening Sunday 21 NW. Some heavy showers of rain in the early part read Service to the family. in the evening preparing for my departure tomorrow with the Cattle. Monday 22nd NW. My good husband and best friend set out for Vasse taking with him all the Cattle but 4 Ryan & Orrick & two Vasse natives. Very low Mrs McDermott called. Jacky [Page 44]