Sunday, Jan 22, 1888 Sixteen below zero this morning at 9 oclock, and bitterly cold all day. I staid close in the house and wrote to Gertrude Perrin giving her the family history as related to me by her father in June 1873. I found a letter from her on my arrival here. Will McEntee, cousin Williams son had been in England and was called upon by the Mr McEntee who called on me once in New York. He lives in the North of Ireland and is evidently one of our connections. He (Will) is going back to England and she wants him informed of our family history. John McEntee called to ask us down to dinner but as our dinner had been ordered we declined. He had received a letter from Dr. Talcott at Middletown in which he said Nannie had fewer delusions, slept well and had a good appetite and that there was a marked improvement. To my surprise the ferry boat is still running.