Monday, Aug 23, 1880 Bowyer went by morning train. The singers for the Saengerfest arrived this forenoon and received a warm welcome. I went to the concert at the Armory in the evening. The hall was filled and the singing very enjoyable. It was a very warm night. Rondout never before appeared in such gay holiday attire. Flags and flowers and evergreens have quite taken away its prosaic look. A letter from Mary Gifford in which was a message from Sanford saying he hoped I was finding pleasure in my work. He is still very weak but they now feel confident in his recovery.