Thursday, June 23, 1881 Our passes do not come and I am growing very impatient as I am idle and do not feel like engaging in anything. Emma Brace left for home by the noon train. A nice unaffected girl. I hope when she marries it will be to some one worthy of her. I had a disagreeable job cleaning out the gutters of the house under the hill. My letter to the Tribune was returned this evening saying they had before the receipt of mine accepted a letter on the same topic. I saw it but it seemed no reason for not using mine.