Friday, July 24, 1885 I drove out with my father after breakfast down town to do some errands and up to Kingston. Picked the vegetables in the garden. After dinner I made an ironing table for the kitchen and busied myself putting two more strands on my new birch bark hat which Dunlap sent me today by express. The crowns are a little too low. Now I think I have a very light and becoming hat. Girard and I attended a meeting at the City hall [?] upon some public notice of Genl. Grants [?]. It was decided that the Mayor issue a proclamation [?] all flags to be kept at half mast [?] funeral and that on the day of the funeral the bells be tolled and that [?] meetings be held one at Music Hall Kingston and one at Liscombs Opera House Rondout committees being appointed for each. I was named as one of the committee in Rondout. Sara came home by the Powell this evening. [?] but somewhat better.