January 29th 1852
Disaster has struck. I cannot find my jewel case. I know I had it my dressing room when we first arrived here, and then Josiah moved it when that horrible man showed his face again, but it is nowhere to be found now! It has everything I brought with me – mama’s earrings, my bracelets, rings – where on earth can it be? I shall cancel all Villiers domestic duties for the whole day and put him to searching for it.
I can not imagine what Josiah will say – it must be found before he comes home!