Saturday, Sept 23, 1882 Went down town this morning to get some things for the barn. It began to rain before I got back and has rained very violently ever since and now 10 oclock the wind is blowing a gale and the rain falling most dismally. Lucy & Andrews are to leave tomorrow but I am afraid the rail roads will be damaged by floods and they will be delayed. A letter from Downing regarding Maurice. I wonder where this poor wretched fellow is this awful night. There was a dreadful accident in the tunnel where the rail road enters N. Y. by which two were killed and many injured. A letter from Booth from Sheffield in the best of spirits, telling of Julias engagement. He is very much pleased with Mr. Donelson.