Monday, July 26, 1880 Downing and I went to Palenville, I in the wagon and he on his bicycle. We were five hours on the road. It was very hot and the wind with us. Had dinner and saw Geo. Hall and his niece and left there at 4. Downings machine was out of order the tire being loose. Were caught in the edge of a shower but did not get wet. A heavy shower passed over towards Kingston. Soon the roads became so muddy he could not ride his bicycle any longer and we were compelled to leave it where we struck the Saugerties road. Did not get home until 9 oclock. A letter from the editor of Scribner saying Dr. Holland would like to see the article spoken of in my letter to him.