Friday, Nov 9, 1883 Boxed the invalid chair in which my dear mother spent so many weary days and in which she died, to send it back to Mary Gifford who lent it to us. It rained a part of the day. When I had finished the chair I came to my room and wrote to Mary Gifford and to Mary Weir. Went to the Methodist church in the evening to hear Mr. Terry. He was ill and could not come and Mr. Fitch who was their pastor thirty years ago preached instead a not particularly interesting sermon to me about Cornelius the Centurion. At the end of his sermon when he spoke of the changes of thirty years he was very earnest and impressive. Downing went to N. Y. on his way to Hillsboro. We parted with him with reluctance but we think it will be a good thing for him.