Friday, July 25, 1873- This has been one of the hottest days of the season although a strong breeze has blown from the south. Towards evening however it invariably grows cool here and the nights are always comfotable. Sara and I went over to John McEntees to play croquet with Miss Lee and Katy Cuspell and spent the evening there. Mr. Murray came and Mr. Reid and Dr. Smith. Vaux came from Hudson this afternoon and Mr. Radford came by the Powell.