April 1856

I wish Nona were here. She would have some advice for what I should do. I have spoken to Nathan regarding my uneasiness around Aaron's friend, Mr. Milton. My fears have fallen on deaf ears and now, Nathan has allowed him to move into rooms in the house. I do not like it.

I did not object when Nathan allowed him to continue on as steward after Aaron's death, but I do not like him in the house with my daughters. Nathan has said there is nothing to worry about, and has given him rooms in a completely different wing, but that has not mollified me in the least.

I have a bad feeling that we are not finished with tragedy in this house.