Friday, July 31, 1885 Julia Donaldson left this morning to join Harry at Rhinebeck on her way to Lake George. Mary, Sara and Alice and her little girls went over the river with her. Sara and Alice attended a social meeting at the Presbyterian church to hear Miss Sadie Crosby sing and play the violin. I was busy all forenoon at a little of every thing and spent the afternoon partly in loafing and reading Tains Voyage en Italie, whose terse and charming observations are always a delight. It has been a hot day but comfortable in the shade with a slight shower towards evening.