Wednesday, Dec 26, 1888 Another mild day. Went down town and had John McEntee and Grove Webster witness my will and also bought a ticket for N. Y. on the Hudson River road. John McEntee invited Sara and me to lunch and we to go for a ride behind his team. We drove out on the Saugerties road as far as the Leggs Mill road, but the mud was deep and we went slowly. Sara and I had dinner at 5. I noticed that the ice had all moved up and the ferry boat had great trouble in crossing so I determined to go by the West Shore at last. I walked up to the 7.45 train which was an hour late. We came around by the Erie and did not get to Weehawken until 1.30. It was raining. The cars had stopped and there were no cabs and there was nothing to do but to walk all the way to 10th St. Shortly after I started it rained smartly but just then a cab drove up and the driver brought me to my studio for a dollar, where I arrived at 2 oclock.