Monday, July 23, 1883 Mr Sawyer and I walked out on the common this morning to get a view of the bridge and this afternoon we went up to the Creek Locks on the little boat. Downing has had a letter from Booth which he showed me. They have returned to N. Y. There were portions of it a little severe I thought but not perhaps intentionally. I have had a talk with Downing this evening and I think made him feel better. I have advised him to accept Edwinas decision and to give her up. Cousin Rachel came today.