Diary of Frances Louisa Bussell 15 October - 1 November 1833

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to us as it will packages from you made up by your hand those my Mother are the most valued after all I closed my last journal on the arrival of the "Ellen" in such perturbation in such a delirium of expectation (this is no hyperbole) that I can scarcely recal how it ended but I have not forgotten the state of suspense in which Bessey & I passed the days which intervened between her appearance and the return of the dear boys which took place late on Monday those three days were truly the longest we have known here. After making such preparations as [Page 3]