Monday, June 4, 1888 We had a fire in the sitting room nearly all day yesterday. Among my letters awaiting me here was one from Booth very kind in tone. His sister Mrs. Clarke has died recently and he was in N. Y. awaiting the steamer containing her remains. Sara had had two letters from Lucy. Gertrude was still with her and improving in health, but not certain that her tickets would allow her to remain. Joe had written that as he had never been West he might come on after her much to Lucys consternation. Girard brought over a letter from Laura to his wife in which she says she is to be here today at Ned Tompkins and wanting them to come and see her. Now for scenes and complications which ought to be avoided and could be.