Wednesday, Sept 14, 1881 Yesterday came the news of the sudden death of Genl. Burnside a man I held in great esteem who was always ready to do his duty and could forget himself in his duty. Maurice has been painting the sleigh and I striped it for him and repaired my sketch box. This afternoon Maurice, Jamie and I went to the Point to bathe with Julia, Marion, Sara and Alida Van Dusen. Aunt Christina and Julia Dillon spent the afternoon here and John came up in the evening. Old Alice Leonard, Bowyers & Downings nurse came to see us and Julia and Marion today.