October 29, 1849 (Monday)

We have had a most violent storm all day.  Came to the city this morning.  Oversleeping myself I was obliged to hurry off without breakfast, the consequence of which has been a severe headache.  Not withstanding the storm, went round to the C. Museum this evening to witness the display of Fire Works that was to come off, but owing to the weather the principal part is postponed until next Thursday.

The Annual Exhibition of American Manufactures sponsored by the Franklin Institute officially concluded the previous Saturday.  The fireworks at the Chinese Museum was meant to be the finale, that is, kind of a closing ceremony.

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