Sunday, Jan 8, 1888 Rained. Saw by the Leader that Rev. W. S. Balsh died at Elgin Ill. on Christmas day. He was one of the older generation of Universalist ministers, and a friend of my fathers and Mr. Sawyer. He was 82 years old. Sara and I dined with John McEntee and Julia Dillon who is there. John had had a letter from Dr. Talcott of the Middletown Asylum in answer to one from him in which he said Nannie was more contented, had a fairly good appetite and slept well. After dinner he took me out for a drive on Albany Avenue. The sleighing was fine and his horse very fast.