Thursday, July 30, 1874- Recd. a letter Tuesday from Whittredge who is at Scribners. He wrote in a melancholy tone as though he were lonesome as I presume he is his wife not being with him. I wrote him yesterday and asked him to come down here. Sara and Tula went to New York on Tuesday to meet Lucy who is to be there on Wednesday morning with her little family. Lory Stoddard and I took a walk day before yesterday. We met Ned Tomkins who took us through the quarries after which we went down to the Point and home by Steep Rocks. I had a nice walk today down to Steep Rocks and home by Roatina. It rained yesterday and today has been a perfect day, like early September. It seems to me we have had an unusual number of lovely days and very little hot weather.