Alexander Shufeldt died suddenly on Tuesday and was buried yesterday. The Fourth was celebrated here by a procession of the military, firemen etc. We all remained at home. Yesterday I trimmed my hemlock hedge. We all went down to Peter Philips last evening to meet John Dunlop who used to live here 25 years ago but who is a doctor now in Waterford. The weather became quite cool and pleasant this evening. Gertrude and I took a ride before tea out on the Flatbush road. Recd. a note from Eastman Johnson saying he will expect me in town on Monday. One "G.B. Club" dines at the Manhattan Beach Hotel at Coney Island on Monday and I am going down.