Bussell Diary 02: Diary of Frances Louisa Bussell 17 December 1832 - 3 February 1833

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powder are the principal subjects of our cooking and in the evening we assemble altogether upon her bed and talk to her - "pretty nursing!" you will say in England In the mean time Len & Lucy look very sweetly upon each other he has been making [...] with whale bone and scribbling various little matters "Come dwell with me" "Yours till death" Fidelity and so on. She smiles very complacently but says little. Elizabeth Harris is a very nice girl I spend a great deal of time with her now and we have often a sly glance to bestow upon Len & Lucy, Joseph & Bessy. We spent yesterday evening in their cabin and Lucy, though she would not invite Lenox inside when he forced an entrance. Don't be angry with me for writing so [Page 20]