Saturday, June 15, 1872- Maurice and Sara went down to New Paltz to visit at Mr. Ettinges[?]. It was a perfect day, the color of the landscape rich and full, no wind but heavy motionless clouds so disposed in the sky as only to add to the feeling of quiet. My father & mother, Gertrude and I took a ride to Leggs Mill and came back by the Red House where we stopped a moment and then home having enjoyed a delightful afternoon. We received a letter from Gussie and during the week one came for her from Lucy which we read and were glad to find that she finds their camp pleasanter than she did at first. I expected Vaux last night and went to meet him at the ferry on his return from Church's but Girard who came up this evening said he was obliged to return home. I received a letter from Mr. Fairbanks from Chicago where mine had been forwarded to him saying before deciding on the "Venice" he would like to see it again and instructing me to write him in New York if he could get access to my room.