Thursday, December 1st, 1853

Nothing particular occurred today. Ma & I bound the chamber carpet this evening. – – The Star came up as usual and looked very pretty. It had more lights and was running faster than usual. – – We had three new workmen today (bricklayers). They layed the hearth in the kitchen and then commenced the quarter chimney. One of them is Mr. Adams, the most curious looking somebody I ever saw.[1] – – I wrote a long letter to Sister today and Ma wrote to Mrs. Trible informing that Pa had consented he would rent them Mt. Hope, as he is so anxious to have a good school in this neighborhood.

  1. [1]Adams is one of the most common surnames in central King William County, many associated with the Upper Mattaponi Native American community. Unfortunately neither Rose nor the US Census gives us further information which would allow us to identify the curious Mr. Adams.

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