October 30, 1849 (Tuesday)

Quite stormy and cool today, that is windy.  Called on Miss E—h S—d—n this afternoon to deliver a message from her cousins in Norristown.  Went to the Walnut this evening to see C. Cushman.  She is an excellent actress, but very homely.

Elizabeth Snowden is cousin to Elizabeth and Sarah McKay.

Boston native Charlotte Saunders Cushman (1816–1876), a very popular dramatic actress, was touring the United States after a three year tour of England.  On this night, she played Rosalind in As You Like It to a packed house at the Walnut Street Theatre.

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