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New Year’s Day 1853

During 1852 and 1853, Eliza Hamilton Holly’s nieces spent the winter season in Washington, D.C. with their Aunt Eliza and Mrs. Hamilton.

Writing to an aunt back in New York, one of the girls gives a description of New Year’s Day:

The rooms were crowded all day and we received several hundred calls, so you may imagine Marianna and I enjoyed every moment.  I had heard that Mrs. Hamilton’s house was next to the President’s in crowded rooms and it really seemed to me that all Washington was here.  Gentlemen brought their children to see Mrs. H, many called who went to another place, and as you are fond of hearing all, I wish I had room to tell you the manners of the most distinguished among the tenants, members & gen. __ looked very __ and tell Emmeline, Schuyler Hamilton in his gay habiliments was a picture.  Mr. Seward and Mr. Badger I was very sorry not to be introduced to, as I did not know until the last minute and the latter I believed was a classmate of Father’s.  […] Last and most agreeable was from Mr. Fillmore.  I had heard he was thinner than when I saw him last, but I never saw him looking so handsome.  He sat with Mrs. Hamilton some time and asked her to appoint some time to die with him.  Marianne was quite charmed with him and was enthusiastic his praise after he left.  We were all very much fatigued when the calling ceased for we had done nothing but run from one person to another all day, but the excitement was too agreeable for me to wish it at an end.  […] Tell E it was a hundred times pleasant than the preceding New Year’s Day.

source: New York Historical Society, De Groot Family Papers

SO I found out a neat connection that I didn’t really set up but it turned out to work perfectly??

Concerning the headcanons we’ve made so far about where the Sins go after they purify and why

So first and foremost, I noticed Gluttony and Sloth are both staying in Greenville after they purify. Just them. And you might be wondering why that is or maybe you’re not, but REGARDLESS

IT ALL HAS TO DO WITH AFFINITY WITH THE SINS AND THEIR PARTNERS

GLUTTONY and SLOTH have both been exposed to their partners in their respective feral forms. Gluttony and Sloth know their SO’s as well as Britton and Parkere do, so it’s BECAUSE of that they stay in Greenville after they purify

The Sins themselves have no reasoning to do this but they are naturally, instinctively inclined to stay near their partners because the “Sin” parts of the Sinlers have been EXPOSED to them.

And then you look at Pride who’s running off to New York. Well look at how its relationship is with Zel and even Brice. Pride is being stuffed down and away by Brice constantly, it rarely EVER gets exposure around Zel (for good reason of course) but that’s why Pride doesn’t stay near her because it doesn’t care about her like Brice does. 

It doesn’t KNOW her like Brice does.

So then that’s gonna extend to how the other Sins feel. So is Wrath going to stay in Greenville? Is Envy going to stay near Wrath because they have that relationship? I know Lust runs away too but where’s Avarice gonna go? This is important information that I need to keep in mind for the future.

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.