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addressee author,female,Broughton, Sarah,un
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Clarke, 1992
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jany 1st  Sunday
The girls with Mary Davies & myself went to St James Church in the morng. Phoebe walked to church in the aft & returned with Mrs Jones in the omnibus. A thunderstorm in the evening. My dear husband left home the 25th of last month for Bong Bong, Goulburn, Yass &c.
jany 3
A hot wind & very large fire in the bush on the North Shore. I heard from my dear husband, from Mr Throsby's. The heat was so overcoming that the girls & I laid down on our beds after dinner. Walked in the verandah after tea, & heard the Band playing at the Basoon. 
jany 4th
Mrs James Busby called to take leave. Very hot. Thunder & rain nearly all day. Cleared up towards evening. Mrs Scott, Mrs J. Mitchell & Capt. Crozier called. Another thunderstorm between 9 and 10 o'clock. old Green came.
jany 5th
Mrs Jones & Mrs Ferriter called. Also Capt. Hobson. After dinner I went with the 3 girls to call on Mrs Macquoid. Miss Macquoid, Louisa & Dickey went for a walk with us down to the point - the two latter drank tea with us. Very cool & pleasant all day.
jany 8th
We went to St. James Church in Mr Macquoid's carriage & walked home. My dear Brother's letters reached me with the melancholy, but not unexpected intelligence of my dearest Mother's death on the 23d Augt last. Very thankful am I to Almighty God that she was to the very last free from pain, & although I was not permitted to be with her I bow with submission to the will of God & with a grateful heart for all his mercies humbly trusting to meet him my dear Father & all we love on earth in a better world.
jany 9th
Mary Davies went to Sydney with Mr Macquoid who kindly offered to assist me getting our mourning for us. Several friends called but I could not see them.
jany 11th
I wrote to my dear husband to inform him of my dear Mother's death. John Davies dined with his sister & went to Parramatta after dinner. Mr. Cowper kindly called on me after dinner, & I had a long chat with him about my dear Mother. I also saw Mrs & Miss Macquoid. Dear Julia's birthday, 12 years old.
jany 13th
Mr & Mrs Mackey called. Hot wind all day which lasted till 8 o'clock when we had a Brickfielder