Friday, June 15, 1888 We had the meeting of our branch of the State Charities Aid Association at our house today. There were about 18 present, among them Miss Dorcus Hull a sister of Mrs. Halleck from [Moulton?], Rev. Dr. Wortman from Saugerties, who knew Gifford and Mary and is a friend of Hubbard. Mr. Davis from Shokan who told me Harvey Ladue left an estate of four millions. He was a school friend of mine and was struck with paralysis at the sale of my pictures in March and died a few days after. We did not accomplish a great deal at the meeting except that we were all opposed to the law permitting the Supervisors to build a new building for the care of the Insane. We gave the members a lunch of sandwiches, coffee, ice cream and strawberries and all seemed to have enjoyed the social part of the gathering.