Thursday, July 31, 1873- Spent the forenoon trimming some of the shrubbery over at my place. In the afternoon Sara and I took the train and invited Julia Dillon and Cousin Rachel to ride. We went out on the Flat bush road, around by the river and past the church to Martins where we stopped for a cherry cobbler and then came home by Glen Erie. Found a dispatch from my father asking me to meet them at the Powell which I did. I wrote to Eastman Johnson today that if convenient and agreeable to him I would make him a visit next week and have Gertrude join us there. I received a letter from Gertrude and wrote to her immediately telling her of my having written to Eastman and not to start for home until she heard further from me.