Wednesday, Jan 19, 1887 Last night was the coldest of the winter all over the [?]. Hereabouts from 10 to 18 degrees below zero and in New Hampshire 40 degrees [below?]. It has been cold all day but moderated in the afternoon and [?] a little. I went down to the mail but got nothing. Went and saw [?]. He told me his sister had decided to take a lot and was [anxious?] to begin to build as soon as possible. They would go over and [select?] a lot the first fair day and would pay for it at once. I agree to [?] her with a design for a house. Girard and I sent out some of [?] little pamphlets by mail from his office. I came home and wrote [?] and to Mrs. Sawyer in front of the fire in the sitting room [?] Sara went to Kingston and to see Nannie and some patients [?] the Tribune came I was shocked to read this notice of Professor [Youmans?] death yesterday. He was an old friend and used to visit [?] his manage and came to me and told me, among the first [?] friends, of his engagement. I wrote a note to Mrs. Youmans.