Wednesday, June 18, 1884 It has been a hot day. I picked some cherries over at my place. A telegram came from Mary saying Julia was coming Saturday and that she could not come until Tuesday. This will leave me alone here as Sara and my Father leave for Oneida Co. tomorrow. I had a talk with my father and advised him to take measures to sell this place if possible. It is too much care and there is too little money. It cant go on so much longer. I am getting discouraged. He finally did not object but I can see he would regret to leave here just as I would. But I would like more independence and less slavery to a great place much larger than we need. Sara, Girards wife and the children and I drove to Kingston after tea.