Friday, Feb 6, 1874- Went out and bought some violets for my young ladies lunch today. The weather continues cold. My little party was promptly on hand. Hannah had set the table very nicely and everything was good so that I think it was enjoyed by the young people. I like to give them a good time and wish I could do more of it. Alice & Miss Brush were obliged to go away early but Annie and Katy Holland remained a little while and I went up to Giffords room with them. From there they went to Deforests room where I left them. My father came over this forenoon to bid me good bye as they were going home today. Girard came in this afternoon and shortly after Mary to whom he confided his secret. I told my father today and he received it in a very sensible way. Recd a letter from Gertrude.