It has rained all day. This forenoon I made a vane for the flag staff and gilded it. Lucy, Andrews and Sedgwick went to Wilmington by the morning train. Robinson came to see about putting up the flag staff but it rained so that we postponed it until tomorrow. This afternoon I put in some panes of glass, glued some broken furniture and mended some china. I received a letter from Mrs. Taylor dated Berlin Nov 1 just after receiving my note announcing Gertrudes death. Taylor is very ill and her letter was a sad one. Gertrudes death was a great shock to them coming as it did in the midst of their own troubles. It made me feel so badly to read it. I was looking over some old letters when Sade handed me hers and had just read one of Gertrudes of two years ago. My sorrow all came to me so sharply.