Wednesday, July 25, 1883 My father and Mr. Sawyer drove over to the cemetery after breakfast and I walked over. From there they drove down back of the Port farm and I followed. We left the house and walked through the tunnel and over the bridge and half a mile down the track. It was the first time my father had been on the bridge and they were both greatly interested in their visit to it. This afternoon Mr & Mrs Sawyer, Mary and I drove over the S. Rondout ferry around by Capt. Andersons to the river road and back by Sleights ferry. It has been a little warmer today but the N. wind continues and the temperature is delightful. Downing had a short letter from Booth returning Edwinas letters. I have had a talk with Downing this evening and I feel I fortify and strengthen him. He is reasonable and manly and shows himself capable of bearing a severe strain.