Thursday, Aug 19, 1880 A lowery day with indications of rain all day. Have been in my studio nearly all day. A note from Mr. Bachelder from Pokeepsie last night and one from Alice Haysrads. A telegram from Robt. Wilkinson this morning from N. Y. telling me Sanford was no worse, that the fever was broken and today would decide. A note from Mary written last night seemed to leave but little hope. I wrote to Downing asking him to go and see why the stone did not come. Mrs. Halthburg, Mrs. Taylor & Mrs. Rosen dined here and Mrs. Cornell & Mrs. Van Deusen were here at tea.