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Walking Dress
February, 1811

A pelisse of scarlet Merino cloth, buttoned down the front and up the arm with small gold buttons ; the collar and cuffs of purple velvet; but during the mourning, of black, striped with scarlet . An ermine tippet pointed in in the back, and muffs of the same. A bonnet of scarlet cloth, turned up with velvet and formed to come over the face the veil passed through the front and brought round the neck. Boots of scarlet cloth trimmed with velvet.

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Evening Full Dress
February, 1811

A round dress of white satin, sloped up in front ; with small train ornamented round the bottom with velvet in a scroll pattern, vandyked at the edges, and dotted with black chenille; the velvet during the mourning should be grey or scarlet ; the bosom, girdle, and sleeves of this dress are ornamented to correspond... A turban cap of white satin, looped with pearls, and edged with velvet ; the hair combed full over the face, curled in thick flat curls divided on the forehead. Necklace, , earrings, and bracelets of gold ant pearls blended. White kid shoes and gloves ; fan of white crape and gold.

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Evening Full Dress
March, 1811

A gown of plain white India muslin, made loose in the neck, with Ions; sleeves, and short train trimmed with a fancy border of stamped leaves in satin. A white satin cap, ornamented with crimson or morone coloured flossed silk trimming. A short Persian scarf of morone coloured silk, with rich border and tassels,is fancifully worn over the shoulders. Amber necklace and earrings. Hair in full curls, divided, rather towards the left side. Gloves and shoes of white or morone kid.

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Morning Carriage Dress
March, 1811

A bias corded muslin dress, a walking length, with Iong sleeves, made high in the neck, with collar'; buttoned down the front of the waist with narrow lilac satin ribband. Sash tied in a bow in front ; a border of plain muslin, or lace, round the bottom. A square of lilac satin, wtth richly embroidered border in white silk, and tassels to correspond, is thrown over the shoulders in the form of a shawl, and is cut down the back to give it a more easy and graceful appearance about the figure. A simple white chip hat, tied round the crown in a bow in front of lilac satin ribband. The hair in full curls, over the forehead. Pearl earrings. Gloves and shoes of pale lemon, or lilac coloured kid.

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Ball Dress
April, 1811

A white sarsenet or satin petticoat, with short sleeves, over which is worn a body and drapwery of light-blue gauze, formed in three points, or vandykes over the petticoat, reaching nearly to the bottom, the ends finished with white silk tassels. It is crossed over the figure in fronts towards the left side, and fastened in tufts of bows of the same colour. A short sash tied in a bow on the left side. Sleeves looped up in front of the arm. The bottom of the petticoat is trimmed in vandykes to correspond. White silk stockings and blue kid shoes.The hair twisted up behind and redressed in full curls, ornamented with a bandeau of light blue twisted crape and roses. White kid gloves.

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Walking Dress
April, 1811

Round dress of cambric muslin with a ruff collar, trimmed around the bottom with narrow purple ribbon. Cassmire crimson mantle, confined close to the back,lined with purple silk,embroidered round the neck, cape, sides with purple fancy border. A deep cape falling from the shoulders, sloping to a narrow point, with tassels. A crimson velvet bonnet, turban front,and trimmed with purple to correspond. York tan gloves, yellow kid boots.

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Evening Gown
May, 1811

A robe and petticoat of white satin with short sleeves,trimmed with green or yellow chenille, over which is worn a light green drapery of crape, fastened on the left shoulder with an amber or cornelian brooch, folded over the left side of the figure in front , nearly concealing the waist on that side. The hind part of the drapery is simply bound in at the bottom of the waist, confined underneath the drapery in front, entirely ornamented round with yellow chenille. With this dress is worn a Turkish turban of green crape, with trimming to correspond with plume on the right side. Shoes of green kid or silk.

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Walking Dress
May, 1811

A Pelisse of pale pink sarsenet, lined with white and ornamented with rich silk Brandenberg trimmings of correspondent pink or pale brown. A high standing ruff around the throat,a Persian mantle of pale blue or white thrown over the dress. A basket hat of straw, blue kid shoes, and York tan gloves.

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Parisian Ball Dress
May, 1811

A frock of white crape, ornamented with white satin in a leaf pattern , the bottom of the dress trimmed with pale French roses and a plaiting of green and root-coloured ribband mixed; short bell sleeves; Persian fringed sash; long white kid gloves; stockings much embroidered ; the hair plaited, and twisted with a double row of pearls.

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