Diary of Frances Louisa Bussell 18 September - 20 October 1832

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invading dear Emily's Arrowroot for the first time and with the assistance of our invaluable little(..? ) conjured up a very palatable mess though dearest Mamma would have laughed at the anxiety and effort attending this our first essay If I could draw figures I would depict for you Lenox superintending the boiling of the water Bessey preparing the ingredients and Fanny compounding them with that look of importance which may be imagined but not described. My visitors for of course my Cabin is the scene of our midnight revels were so pleased with their entertainment that I was obliged to suggest the propriety of retirement [Page 32] She must have mistakenly written 'conjured' twice above- the first 'conjured' should have been some other word which we'll never know.