Thursday, Aug 17, 1882 Left for Albany 6.30 A. M. and was home at 12.30. Sara who was expecting me met me at the ferry and so I am at home again after nearly three months absence and nearly 7000 miles of travel. Arrived home from my western trip at noon today having been absent since May 29. Found Mrs. Belden nee Rachel Carle here. No one home except my father and mother and Sara, Lucy and Andrews and their two boys having gone to Wilmington. Spent the afternoon unpacking and putting away my things. It is pleasant to be at home again but I miss dear Gertrude with a fresh sense of the loss of her sweet companionship.