Mrs. Wellington of Boston, Annie Norton, Nannie and Miss Delaprine dined here. Gertrude made her acquaintance in Boston and wrote me in one of her last letters about her. I had a letter from Weir this morning. He sent my glasses and they are now at his brothers at Sugar Loaf, Orange Co. He and his brother propose coming up to see me. I had a letter from Lily French this afternoon. It is two weeks since I wrote her. I answered her letter this evening. Sara Slifer and her little daughter are staying with us for a few days. She has a very ominous cough. Fechter the actor died Aug 4.