Clifford J. Dudley
(30 June 1797). Went to school, told History, sewed some. Miss Sally says that I have been a pretty good girl this week. I have not been offended this week. I have helped Aunt Lewis almost every day this week.
(6 July, 1797). I do not recollect any History that we read today, only that there was one Punic War fought between the Romans and Carthagenians.
(25 June, 1799). Attended school, took one lesson on my music, copied of my extracts from Lecture, wrote a composition, attended to Grammar, Geography, and Reading. Evening, walked up to the Grove with the ladies.
(9 August, 1799). I attended school, recited my lesson, attended to Geography and Grammar, reading and writing. I am going to begin a letter to Cousin Horace this afternoon.
*Julia Cowles was born at Farmington, Connecticut on 18 October, 1785. She studied at Miss Pierce’s school, and her diary reveals daily life of a young Connecticut school girl. She died 21 May, 1805 (?), probably of consumption.