Tuesday, Jan 17, 1888 Cold this morning 5 degrees below zero at 8 o'clock. The grocer said it was 10 degrees below in Kingston at 6 oclock. I came away from home in the noon train. It had moderated with indications of snow. At Marlboro we met the snow storm from the S. E. and it snowed very hard. I went at once and bought arctics and India rubber shoes. Went over to dinner and found Calvert walking in the hall dressed. Mary said he had been very ill and threatened with appoplexy and she had had a very anxious time. Just after I reached my room Mrs. Custers little maid came up with her compliments and said she would be pleased to see me this evening. I went there after dinner and spent the evening very pleasantly. I spoke to her about sending some word to the ladies at Fort Bridger [?] she does not care for them or there is something which [?] her and so that is all I will do. I found a letter from [?] full of anxiety about John who has gone to Salt Lake to attend a court martial. He had been gone some time and she had not heard from him but once and that the day he arrived there. There was a letter from Alice and a note from Mary Gifford who is in Brooklyn. It was raining when I came to my room.