Monday, Sept 1, 1884 Joe and Mary Gifford left by the 10.15 ferry boat. I asked Joe when he was going home but he said he didnt know. He said he felt much better but I am afraid as soon as he is alone he will be miserable. I tried to encourage him but the truth is one must find encouragement from within, if any where. I went to Abbeys and paid our bill of about $30 and renewed the note for $233 for three months then I went to the Rondout bank and found out the discrepancy of the notes of Turck which has been puzzling me. Went to see Wood and try to close it up but he had gone to Kingston. This afternoon I packed Marys jellies and cherry bounce and they are ready to send her. It has been a most lovely day with a delightful temperature. I hope I may now get into a quiet state and go to work. Calvert expects to come up after Mary goes down and I think he and I will take a ride out to Wilburs in Mink Hollow and see how it looks there with a view to sketching there. I am going to Clermont tomorrow for Sara and hope I may have just such a day as this has been.