Tuesday, Nov 8, 1881 Election day and rainy and dismal making the dark, damp holes where the polls are held look more dismal than usual. Went down town and did some errands and voted. Saw Mantustock who saw the mason who is to come and see me today. Tom is busy clearing out the wing of the barn we are to remove. The carpenter is to begin to tear away Thursday. The mason McCullogh came to see me this afternoon and is to commence work on Monday. Sara and I go to N.Y. tomorrow I to return Saturday. Wrote to John Andrews about cigars and the army blankets. Wrote to Alice. Had a note from Calvert.