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1/1/1870
  I went to Grandpa's golden wedding at Bushwick.  I had an introduction to 
  Frank Raubs.  We had 70 calls.
1/2
  It rained.  Was at Grandpa's and went to S.S. with L. Covert & M.E. 
  DBVoise.  Frank Raubs called in the afternoon.
1/3
  I came home from Grandpa's with Lizzie Covert in the cars and staid 
  at Hendrick Lott's to dinner, and went home in the afternoon.
1/4
  Grandpa was here.
1/5
  Aunt Anna spent the day here with Jamie.  School begun, but I did 
  not go.
1/6
  I went to school.
1/7
  I went to school and took my music lesson.  I wrote to Leah Suydam, 
  and received a letter from Aunt Sarah.  I called to Annie Delia's.
1/8
  Had a snow storm.
1/9
  I went to Church.  Jennie V. came home with us.  I went to Sunday 
  School.
1/10
  I did not go to school.
1/11
  I went to school and took my music lesson and spent the evening to 
  Abby's.
1/12
  I did not go to school.  Ma went to Aunt Amelia's.  Mary E. 
  DeBeVoise was here all day, and all night.
1/13
  I went to school.  Ma went to Aunt Annie's.  Uncle Ike came in the 
  morning, and Mary Libbie went home.
1/14
  I went to school and took my music lesson.  Miss Amberman came in 
  the afternoon.  I received a new piece, Le Ruisseau.
1/15
  Stormy.  Miss Amberman was here.
1/16
  Very pleasant.  I went to Church and Sunday School.  Ma went to Aunt 
  Anna's, and Grandma went to Uncle A. Stockholm's.
1/17
  I did not go to school, it rained.  Ma went to Jamaica in the 
  afternoon and left Jimmie home.
1/18
  I did not go to school.  Aunt Kate & Jane Lane spent the day.
1/19
  Very pleasant.  I went to school.  Mary Heiser was here to wash.  I 
  got a letter from Leah Suydam.
1/20
  Very pleasant.  I went to school, and got a letter from Aunt Sarah.  
  I went to Bible class to Evie Kirby's.  Grandma went to Uncle John's 
  with Harmy.
1/21
  Very pleasant, like spring.  I went to school and took my music 
  lesson upstairs in the front room.  Annie & I got our 2nd duett 
  entitled "Sojein Maqurka"
1/22
  Very pleasant.  Mary Heiser was here ironing.
1/23
  Rather stormy.  We did not go to Church, I went to Sunday School.  
  Ma went to Abe Smith's.
1/24
  I went to school.  Rained very hard in the night.  Ma went to 
  Jamaica and left Jimmie home.
1/25
  Sarah's birthday.  I did not go to school.  Pa gave me a ring with a 
  motto on "Forget me not" and a handsome pen-knife.
1/26
  I went to school.  In the evening I went to a party at Andrew 
  DeBeVoise's.  Mary Heiser staid here all night.
1/27
  Very pleasant.  Mary Heiser washed for us.  I did not go to school.  
  Sarah & Elouise had their pictures taken in Jamaica.  We had Bible 
  class here.
1/28
  I went to school and took my music lesson.
1/29
  Very stormy.  Uncle Ike came in the morning.  Pa went to Brooklyn.
1/30
  I did not go to Church, but I went to Sunday School and had Mr. 
  Miller for a teacher.  Al Morrell came home with us from S.S.  Mary 
  & Georgie called in the evening.
1/31
  I went to school.  We had a little snow.
2/1
  Snow.  I went to school and took my music lesson.  Lizzie Covert and 
  Emma Hicks came home with us and staid all night.  We had a very 
  nice time.  I commenced drawing at Miss Walter's.
2/2
  I went to school, and Lizzie & Emma went with us.
2/3
  I went to school and went to Bible class at Aunt Anna's.
2/4
  I went to school, took my music lesson and drawing lesson.
2/5
  I wrote a letter to Leah Suydam.
2/6
  I went to Church and Sunday School and in the evening I went to 
  Springfield Church with Kirby's.
2/7
  I went to school.  I went to Bible Class at Aunt Amelia's and 
  stopped for Line McCoon.
2/8
  Snow.  I did not go to school nor take my music lesson nor drawing 
  lesson.  Very stormy.
2/9
  I did not go to school. I spent the evening at Janie Carpenter's.
2/10
  I did not go to school, had a sleigh ride to Jamaica, went to Annie 
  Delia's in the afternoon and from there to Mr. Gulick's wedding 
  party at Aunt Kate's.  Had an offer of a sleigh ride.
2/11
  I did not go to school, nor take my music lesson.  I went with Jane 
  Lane to Aunt Kate's and from there to my drawing.  Jimmy Lott came 
  to Uncle Jim's while I was there.  I stopped school.
2/12
  Jimmy Lott came here in the evening from Uncle Jim's.  Ma went to 
  Jamaica.  Jimmy was a year old.
2/13
  I went to Church, and Sunday School.  In the evening I went to the 
  Anniversary at Jamaica.  Jimmy Lott went with us.
2/14
  Miss Amberman came here in the afternoon.  Abie & Andrew Stockholm 
  came to tell us Mrs. Porter is dead.
2/15
  Mrs. Porter was buried.  I took my music lesson and drawing.  We 
  went to Aunt Caroline's to dinner.  I finished my drawing book and 
  commenced a book of flowers.  Jimmy went to Aunt Amelia's from here.
2/16
  Mary Shornier? was here having come the night before.  I went to 
  Uncle Ike's party, enjoyed myself very much, danced several times.
2/17
  I went to Miss Steven's reception, played a duett with Annie, had a 
  very nice time.  Got a new pair of kid gloves, maroon color.
2/18
  I did not take my music lesson or drawing.  Annie received a letter 
  from Aunt Sarah.
2/19
  I wrote a letter to Aunt Sarah.
2/20
  I went to Church and Sunday School.  George Hulst and Elias H. came 
  to S.S.  George spoke and came home with us, staid to tea and in the 
  evening we went to the Presbyterian Church, where George preached.  
  He went home after Church.  Rained in the evening.
2/21
  Very cold.  Dr. Kissam came.
2/22
  Cold.  It being Washington's birthday, we did not take our music nor 
  drawing.
2/23
  Quite warm.  Isaac Suydam & wife, Uncle Abe & Aunt Anna and Uncle 
  Isaac & Mary Libby were here.  Mary & Georgie came.
2/24
  Annie & I went in the morning to Mary Libbie's and staid all night, 
  the first time I staid in their new house.  Pa got a sewing machine, 
  Willcox & Gibbs, very handsome.
2/25
  Very cold.  I came home from Mary Libbie's and saw the sewing 
  machine, and worked on it.  Dr. Kissam came.  I did not take my 
  music or drawing.
2/26
  Aunt Anna & Uncle Abe were here, Aunt Anna showed about the sewing 
  machine.
2/27
  Very cold.  I went to Church and S.S.  Uncle Abie was not to Sunday 
  School.  We had new singing books, entitled "Notes of Joy".
2/28
  A little snow all day.  Dr. Kissam came to see Ma for the neuralgia.
3/1
  Uncle Abe Stockholm called.  I went to take my music lesson but Miss 
  Bankhead was not there, but I took my drawing, and went from there 
  to Aunt Anna's.  She had quite a large company.
3/2
  Very cold.  I staid at home all day.  I received a letter from Aunt 
  Sarah.
3/3
  I went to Bible Class at Evie Kirby's.
3/4
  I took my music lesson and drwaing, and from there I went to Annie 
  Delia's and staid all night.
3/5
  I went to Church from Uncle Abie's.  Pa came there after me and 
  bought a singing book, "Notes of Joy".
3/6
  Communion.  I went to Church and Jennie D. came home with us and 
  went to Sunday School.
3/7
  Quite a deep snow storm.
3/8
   Snow.  I took my music and drawing, after drawing, I went to Aunt 
   Kate's and waited for Pa.  Lottie had a fit.
3/9
  Uncle Isaac & Grandpa were here, Sarah went to Bushwick, I went to 
  Jamaica with Pa and saw Miss Stevens.
3/10
  Very pleasant.  I went to Bible Class at Uncle Abie Stockholm's.
3/11
  I did not take my music or drawing.  I was home alone.  The rest 
  having gone to Mr. Everitt's except Mary.  Mr. Phraner called to 
  invite Ma there next Thursday.
3/12
  Charlie C. DeBeVoise and Pa went to invite folks to Mr. Gulick's 
  party to be held next Wednesday.
3/13
  Very Stormy.  I did not go to Church or Sunday School.  I wrote a 
  letter to Aunt Sarah.
3/14
  Ma spent the day at Uncle Abe DeBeVoise's.  I went in the evening to 
  the S.S. at our Church, a great deal like an anniversary.
3/15
  I took my music and drawing lesson, and brought my drawing book 
  home.
3/16
  Very stormy in the morning.  In the evening I went to a party at Mr. 
  Gulick's, enjoyed myself very much.  Mr. B. Carpenter & Uncle Ike 
  called.
3/17
  Ma spent the evening at Mr. Wm. Phraner's.
3/18
  I took my music & drawing lesson.  Sarah came home from Grandpa's.
3/19
  Uncle Ike called.  Mr. & Mrs. Isaac Amberman, Mr. & Mrs. Walter Way 
  & children, Mr. & Mrs. H. Lott, and Marietta & Carrie spent the 
  afternoon & evening here.
3/20
  I went to Church and Sunday School.
3/21
  Grandma went to Bushwick with Pa.  Pa brought a girl home, named 
  Ann.  Uncle Abe & A. Annie & Jamie called here.
3/22
  Very pleasant.  I took my music & drawing lessons.  Mary & George 
  went to Uncle Ike's from here.  I brought my drawing book home.
3/23
  Very pleasant.  Uncle Isaac called.  Pa & Ma went to Jamaica and 
  left Jimmy home.
3/24
  Sarah & I went to Bible Class at Uncle Abm. Stockholm's and staid 
  all night.
3/25
  I came home from Uncle Abm. Stockholm's.  I took my music & drawing 
  and went from there to Grandpa's in the cars with Annie.
3/26
  I was at Grandpa's.  George Hulst called and took us home with him 
  to see his aquarium, and brought us back again.
3/27
  Rained very hard.  We went to Church in the morning from Grandpa's.
3/28
  Rainy.  Annie & I came home from Grandpa's in the cars, went to Aunt 
  Hattie's in the morning.  Went to Mrs. Powell's surprise party.
3/29
  Pa got a new piece, "The Whippoorwill".  M.J. Amberman was here.  I 
  took my music lesson and had a faint spell there, and did not take 
  my drawing.  Went to Annie Delia's.  Jennie & Annie D. staid here 
  all night.
3/30
  Jennie & Annie went home in the morning.  I gave Jennie a tatting 
  chemise yoke.  Aunt Anna, Mary Schoonmaker & Jamie spent the 
  afternoon here and Uncle Abe came to tea.  Aunt Maria came and staid 
  all night.
3/31
  Very pleasant.  I went to Bible Class at Aunt Amelia's, we practised 
  for the Anniversary.  I went with Jennie to Uncle Abe's and staid 
  all night.  Mrs. VanCott was there.  Grandpa, Grandma, Mrs. VanCott 
  and Aunt Ruth's Maggie were here to dinner.
4/1
  I came home from A. Anna's.  I took my music, and we were examined 
  in it.  I took my drawing and went from there to Annie Delia's and 
  staid all night.  Aunt Katie & Aunt Amelia were there.
4/2
  I spent the afternoon and evening at Emma Williamson's with Annie & 
  Jennie, enjoyed myself very much and staid all night at Jennie's.
4/3
  Went to Church with Jennie & Annie and came home with Miss Amberman. 
  I went to Sunday School.
4/4
  Quite a deep snow.  Uncle Abie DeBeVoise and Mr. Isaac Amberman 
  called.  I wrote a letter to Aunt Sarah.
4/5
  Deep snow.  I took my music and drawing lesson, and brought my 
  drawing book home.
4/6
  Charlie DeBeVoise called here in the morning.
4/7
  Pa took Grandma to New Utrecht in the cars.  We had Bible Class here 
  and practised for the Anniversary.
4/8
  Very pleasant.  Kate Lott called in the morning to look for her 
  bracelet.  I took my music and drawing and brought my book home. I 
  went to Aunt Anna's, to see her baby, who is sick.
4/9
  I spent the afternoon at Mrs. Amberman's, Maggie & Annie Nostrand 
  were there.
4/10
  Very pleasant.  I went to Church and S.S.  Evie Kirby came home with 
  us and went with us to our first S.S. Anniversary.  I received a 
  book entitled "The Mother's Request".
4/11
  Stormy.  Mr. Gulick came here to work.
4/12
  Very pleasant.  Mr. Gulick was here.  I took my music and drawing 
  lessons and walked home the plank road with Noby, and called at Aunt 
  Anna's.  We had vacation until next Friday.
4/13
  Very pleasant.  Mr. Gulick was here.  I went to Jamaica with Ma to 
  hold Jimmy, and got my first needle-work yoke.  Annie went to Uncle 
  Ike's to stay all night, Pa & Mr. Gulick went also.
4/14
  Uncle Ike called in the morning.  Annie came home in the afternoon 
  and Mary Libbie came with her and staid all night.  Jimmy had the 
  croup.  Mr. Gulick was here.
4/15
  We had vacation in music but I took my drawing lesson and brought my 
  book home.  I stopped to the Dr's. to tell him to come and see 
  Jimmy.  Dr. came. Mr. Gulick was here.
4/16
  Dr. Kissam came to see Jimmy.
4/17
  Rainy.  Dr. Kissam came.  I did not go to Church and started for 
  S.S. and met Uncle Abie on the road and came home again.  Lizzie D. 
  staid here all night.
4/18
  Rainy.  Lizzie was here.  Dr. Kissam came.  I went to Annie D. with 
  Pa and staid all night.
4/19
  I went to my drawing from Annie's.  Commenced to crayon.  Dr. Kissam 
  was here.  Lizzie was here.
4/20
  Dr. Kissam came.  Lizzie went home, Sarah & I went with her.  I went 
  to Mary Libbie's and staid all night.
4/21
  I came home from M. Libbie's in the afternoon.
4/22
  I took my music and drawing lessons.
4/23
  Annie & I went to New York with Pa and got our green dresses and 
  light cloth for sacks.
4/24
  I went to Church, Jennie D. came home with us, & went to S.S.  In 
  the evening I went to the Presbyterian Anniversary.
4/25
  I commenced school.
4/26
  I went to school and took my music lesson, but not my drawing as I 
  had no materials.  Ma got my white dress.
4/27
  I did not go to school.  Grandpa & Aunt Anna called.
4/28
  Grandma came from N.U. with U. Charles.  I went to school and had my 
  pictures taken.  Emma Williamson gave me hers.  Aunt Anna's Jamie 
  died.
4/29
  I did not go to school or take my music or drawing lessons.  Aunt 
  Maria called.
4/30
  Ann fell down cellar.
5/1
  I did not go to Church or S.S.  I went to Jamie's funeral.
5/2
  I went to School.  Ann went home.
5/3
  I went to school, took my music & drawing lessons.  Finished my 
  first crayon picture.  Ma came for me and we went to Aunt Kate's.
5/4
  I did not go to school.
5/5
  I went to school.  Uncle Jim, Uncle Frank, Mr. Gulick were here.  
  Noby came home with us from school.
5/6
  I went to school, took my music & drawing.  Pa & Sarah went to 
  Brooklyn.
5/7
  Stormy.  Uncle Ike called in the morning.
5/8
  I went to Church & Sabbath school.  In the evening I went to 
  Springfield Church with Evie Kirby.  Jane Lane came here with Abie & 
  Andrew.
5/9
  I did not go to school.  Miss Amberman came here to dress-make.  Ann 
  came home.
5/10
  I went to school, took my music & drawing lessons.  I commenced my 
  first head piece, crayon.  Miss Amberman was here.
5/11
  Rainy.  I did not go to school.  Miss Amberman was here.
5/12
  I went to school.  Miss Amberman was here.
5/13
  I went to school, took my music & drawing, went to Mrs. Lott's, and 
  staid all night.
5/14
  I came home from Mrs. Lott's.  Miss Amberman went home.  Line McCoon 
  called.  Ann went home.
5/15
  I went to Church and S.S.  Ann came home.  Pa & Ma went to U. Abe's 
  & U. Ike's.
5/16
  I went to school alone.  Uncle Aaron, Aunt Cynthia & Abie were here.
5/17
  I went to school, did not take my music lesson, for Miss Bankhead 
  was absent.  I took my drawing lesson.
5/18
  I went to school.  I went to Prof. Tillingham's concert in our 
  Church.  Emmie was not there.  Pa, Ma, Grandma went to Uncle John's.
5/19
  I got a letter from A. Sarah.  I went to school.  Emmie Williamson 
  was not there.  Ma went to John DeBeVoise's.  We went to the sewing 
  society for our fair.
5/20
  Rainy.  I did not go to school, or take my music lesson, but went in
  the afternoon to take my drawing, finished my first head piece.  
  Mary Libbie staid here all night.  Sarah went to Lizzie's.
5/21
  Mary Libbie went home.  Had a very heavy shower in the evening.  
  Commenced to clean house.  Sent a letter to A. Sarah.
5/22
  I went to Church, Mr. Alliger preached his farewell sermon.  I went 
  to S.S.  U. Jim & A. Kate were here.
5/23
  I went to school.  Susie Higbie came here.  I took my music lesson, 
  for one which Miss Bankhead owed me.
5/24
  I went to school, took my music & drawing lessons.  Commenced my 
  second head piece, crayon.
5/25
  I went to school.  Uncle Ike called in the morning.
5/26
  I went to school.  Uncle Abie & Aunt Annie of Jamaica, Andrew & Abby 
  were here.
5/27
  I went to school, took my music & drawing.  The sewing society was 
  held here.
5/28
  Stormy.  No news.
5/29
  Stormy.  I did not go to Church or S.S.  Pa took Grandma to Uncle 
  John's.
5/30
  I went to school.
5/31
  I went to school, took my music and drawing lessons.  Annie and I 
  went to Aunt Kate's and staid all night.  Harmy brought Grandma 
  home, she staid there all night.
6/1
  I went to school.  Grandma came home.  My sixteenth birthday.
6/2
  I went to school.
6/3
  I went to school.  Took my music & drawing lessons.  I went to the 
  sewing society, at Nobie's, and staid all night.
6/4
  I came home from Nobie's.  Pa, Annie & I went to New York and got my 
  paints.
6/5
  I went to Church & S.S.  We had new library books.  Pa & Ma went to 
  Ed Hulst's.
6/6
  I went to school.  Kate VanAllen called.
6/7
  I went to school, took my music & drawing, finished my last crayon 
  piece, and commenced painting.  Pa, Ma & Grandma & Annie spent the 
  afternoon at U. Ike's.
6/8
  I went to school,  Ann went away.
6/9
  I went to school, had Regent Examination.  Grandma started for 
  Rochester.
6/10
  Regent exam.  I passed on everything.  I went to school, did not 
  take my music, but took my drawing lesson.  Abe Smith & Ann Louise 
  came here to supper.
6/11
  Stormy.  I did not go anywhere.
6/12
  Communion Sunday.  I went to Church and Sunday School.  Very 
  pleasant.
6/13
  Very pleasant.  I went to school.  Miss Amberman came here.
6/14
  Very pleasant.  I went to school and took my music lesson and 
  painting.
6/15
  Very pleasant.  I went to school.
6/16
  Very pleasant.  I went to school.
6/17
  I went to school, took my music and drawing and went to Aunt Delia's 
  to sewing society.  I wrote a letter to A. Sarah.
6/18
  Uncle Ike's folks and us went to Central Park, had a Very nice time.
6/19
  Very pleasant.  I went to Church and S.S.
6/20
  Very pleasant.  I went to school.
6/21
  I I went to school, took my music and painting.  Mrs. Rogers washed 
  for us.
6/22
  I did not go to school.  Miss Amberman came here.
6/23
  I went to school.  A. Anna was scalded.  Miss Amberman was here.
6/24
  I went to school, took my painting lesson, not music, went to the 
  sewing society at Uncle Abe Stockholm's, and staid all night.  I 
  called at Emma Skidmore.
6/25
  I came home from Uncle Abe's, stopped in to see A. Anna.  Jimmy had 
  a carriage.  M. Amberman went home.
6/26
  I went to Church & S.S.  U. Jim, A. Kate, Mrs. Lane and Theodore 
  came here.  Very pleasant.
6/27
  I went to school.  Very pleasant.
6/28
  I went to school, took my music and drawing lessons.  I took my last 
  music lesson.
6/29
  I went to school and recited a piece of poetry.
6/30
  I went to school, had a rehearsal for the "Commencement".
7/1
  Went to school.  Rehearsal.  Took my last painting lesson of the 
  term.  Went to Miss Steven's reception, in which I took part.  Staid 
  all night at Annie Delia's.  Vacation.
7/2
  Came home from Annie D's.
7/3
  Pa, Ma & Annie went to Uncle John's at Newtown.  I did not go to 
  Church or Sunday School.  Rainy.
7/4
  "Independence Day"  Gusta went home.  Jimmy Lott came here half a 
  day.  In the afternoon we went to Mary Libbie's and had ice-cream.  
  Uncle Abe brought some ice-cream home in our freezer which he 
  borrowed.
7/5
  Jack Fosdick rode down with us.  I went to Bushwick with Pa & Ma and 
  took care of Jimmy at Grandpa's while they went to Brooklyn.  Sarah 
  staid at Mrs. Gulick's.
7/6
  I staid at home.  I received a letter from Aunt Sarah, stating Eddie 
  Edsall's marriage, the best letter that I had in a long time.  Gusta 
  came back.
7/7
  Very pleasant.  No news.
7/8
  No news.
7/9
  Annie & I went to Jamaica with Pa & Ma and got ice-cream.  Commenced 
  my second pair of mats for the fair.  Red & white.
7/10
  I did not go to Church, staid home to take care of the house.  I 
  went to S.S.  Al Morrell was up.  Pa & Ma went to H. VanSlyke's.
7/11
  Pa had his wheat & oats cut.
7/12
  Had our new white dresses washed for the first time.
7/16
  Pa & Ma took us to Lizzie Covert's to stay.  I began with my 
  medicine.
7/17
  We went to Queens Christ with Frank Covert.
7/22
  Annie & I came home from Lizzie Covert's, she came with us to stay.  
  Frank brought us home.  Al Morrell spent the evening here.
7/24
  Lizzie, Lib., Annie & I went to Church and S.S.
7/25
  Lizzie, Lib, Pa, Ma, Jimmy and I went to Rockaway in the afternoon, 
  Uncle Ike and Mary Libbie went also, had a very nice time.
7/26
  Lizzie Covert, Lib Kolyer, Annie & I walked to the village.  I had a 
  tooth drawn by Dr. Steven's.
7/27
  Lib Kolyer & I went to Aunt Anna's to spend the day.  Pa went to the 
  bay.
7/28
  Uncle Gabe was here and went crabbing with Pa.  He staid here all 
  night.
7/29
  Pa, Ma & Annie went to Brooklyn, bought my satin jap dress, and 
  brought home a girl, Christina.  Lib. was here with me.  Mrs. Rogers 
  ironed for us.  Annie got a letter from A. Sarah.
7/30
  We spent the day at Aunt Anna's, played croquet nearly all the 
  afternoon.
7/31
  I went to Church, we had our first candidate to preach for us.  Lib. 
  Kolyer and Annie staid home.  Ma wore her new dress for the first 
  time, with her 1st over-skirt.  We all went to S.S.  I saw Emily 
  Williamson at Church.  Pa & Ma went to Church in the evening.
8/4
  Grandpa called here and took Lib. Kolyer and Sarah home with him.
8/5
  I received a letter from A. Sarah, also one from Emma Hicks, the 
  first one I received from Emma.
8/6
  I wrote a letter to A. Sarah.
8/7
  I went to Church.  Mr. VanSlyke preached.  I went to S.S.  Ma & 
  Annie went to Church in the evening, I took care of Jimmy.  I saw 
  Emmie Williamson.
8/8
  Uncle Simon went home from here.
8/9
  Jerry Lott came here early in the morning.
8/10
  Annie's 14th birth-day.  Uncle John, Aunt Sarah, & Uncle Abm. 
  Stockholm were here.  I went to the village with Ma.  Jerry went 
  home.
8/11
  Stormy.  Uncle John & Aunt Sarah went home.
8/16
  I went to our first S.S. picnic, enjoyed myself very much, Mary 
  Libbie and Evie Kirby went with us.  It was held at Bayside.
8/17
  Pa went black-berrying.  I spent the day at Mary Libbie.
8/19
  I received a letter from Libbie Dayton and went to the sewing 
  society at Aunt Amelia's.
8/20
  Pa had the fever.
8/21
  Pa was sick and we did not go to Church.  I went to S.S.
8/22
  Sarah was sick.
8/24
  Ann Eliza Brigham, Hannah Riker and Sallie Lott spent the afternoon 
  here.
8/25
  Dr. Kissam came to see Pa.
9/2
  Lizzie had a surprise party.  I went to Annie Delia's to the sewing 
  society and staid all night.  I had an introduction to John Bergen.
9/4
  I went to Church and S.S.  Uncle Abe Kolyer, John & Abie were at our 
  house.
9/5
  Pa, Sarah and I, we were getting ready to go to Uncle Peter's at 
  Rochester.
9/6
  We started six o'clock, Ma took us to the cars.  Went in the 
  steamboat "Drew" to Albany, staid there all night, had a very nice 
  time, but Pa had the fever.  I wrote a letter to Ma.  I have been 
  there twice before.
9/7
  We started from Albany 7 1/2 o'clock for Fairport, had quite a 
  tedious, but pleasant ride in the cars, arrived there six o'clock.  
  Ed. & Amanda were there for us.  All very glad to see us.  Pa had 
  the fever.
9/8
  I wrote a letter to Ma, Pa had the fever, Aunt Sarah began to doctor 
  him.  I went to Fairport.  Pa got four boxes of honey.
9/9
  Pa did not have any fever.  Uncle Peter & Ed. went to Fairport with 
  apples.  We had a very heavy shower.
9/10
  Eddie Edsall & Hattie, Richie & G.V. spent the evening here.  They 
  opened a bottle of wine and was cheated, for it was cider.  Had a 
  gay old time.
9/11
  I went to Fairport Church.  In the afternoon Eddie, Richie, Spence 
  and George came over.  Amanda and us rode up to the lot in Eddie's 
  wagon.
9/12
  Ed & Amanda went to Eddie's.  Pa went also for the first time.  I 
  wrote a letter to Annie and Emmie Williamson, but they were not 
  posted.  I called on Louise, she was very glad to see me.  I called 
  on Mrs. VanAlst.
9/13
  I wrote a letter to Annie D., Mary Libbie, and Nobie Lott, directed 
  them in Hamilton's store, for we had no envelopes home, and posted 
  them.  Went to Eddie Edsall's for the first time.  Amanda was there.
9/14
  Sarah had the fever.  The thrashers, Clemaise(?), came for dinner.  
  In the evening I went once with Mary, and once with Aunt Sarah to 
  Louisa's.  Frightened her the last time.
9/15
  Received two letters from home, and Pa & I wrote one home.  
  Thrashers were here.  Jule Gratz took our letter to Fairport.  Went 
  up to Mrs. VanAlst's, got George's violin, for Pa to play on, had 
  some music.  Louise ran over a while.
9/16
  Rained nearly all day, had a storm.  Mr. & Mrs. Hulst, and Mrs. 
  Rapelyea came from Michigin, where they had been traveling.  We went 
  to Fairport, Pa got Charlie boots & a sled.
9/17
  Jule Gratz asked Pa to go to Fairport, they went to a ball club.  
  Uncle Peter & Mr. Hulst went to the mill.
9/18
  I went to Fairport Church, there were seven in two wagons.  In the 
  afternoon we were walking in the graveyard, had quite a talk with 
  Mrs. Hayman.  There was a funeral of a child while we were there.
9/19
  I called on Mrs. VanAlst.  We were preparing to come home on the 
  next day.  I called on Louise, and bade her good-bye.  U. Peter, A. 
  Sarah and I went to the P.O.  I received a letter from Emmie 
  Williamson.
9/20
  Mrs. Rapelyea, Pa, Sarah & I started five o'clock for home, got in 
  New York 8 o'clock, and at home near 12.  Mrs. Rapelyea came home 
  with us.  Had several mishaps on the road.  Sarah had a little 
  fever.
9/21
  We were safe at home, but very tired.  Sarah had fever.  Mrs. 
  Rapelyea went home in the morning, Aunt Anna called here.  I wrote a 
  letter to A. Sarah.  Pa & Ma went to the village.
9/22
  Annie went to school and took her music lesson.  Pa and Ma went to 
  the village.  Sarah had fever, the doctor came to see her.
9/23
  Grandpa was here.  I walked to Jamaica, took my first music lesson 
  since vacation of Miss Bankhead, took my painting lesson, Jennie 
  Williamson and Nobie Lott were there.  Pa and Ma went to Aunt 
  Amelia's, staid to supper, the sewing society was there.
9/24
  The doctor came to see Sarah Friday, she had the fever.  Annie 
  received a letter for me from Libbie Dayton, the second one.
9/25
  I went to Church, saw Emmie Williamson and Annie D. said she had 
  written to me while I was in Rochester.  I went to Sunday School, 
  had Uncle Abie DeBeVoise for a teacher, for Mr. Kirby was sick.  Pa 
  & Ma went to Uncle Jim's.
9/26
  Sarah did not have the fever Sunday, but did not go to S.S.  She is 
  getting better of the fever.
9/27
  I took my music lesson, received a piece, called "march", 13 pages.  
  I took my painting lesson until three o'clock, then went to Church.  
  They met to call on Mr. VanSlyke.  I received a letter from A. 
  Sarah, with Annie D's also.  I saw Jennie D. and Annie Vanderver.
9/28
  I was home alone with Christina, all the remainder of the family 
  went to the Agricultural Fair.  I had a lonesome day.  We expect 
  Grandma home from Rochester to-morrow.
9/29
  Annie, Sarah & I went to the Agr. Fair, met Aunt Sarah Hulst there, 
  had a very nice time, and when we got home, Grandma, Annie & Charlie 
  were there.  Annie had her 1st conversation with G. Henson?  Mary 
  Libbie & Lizzie Cov. went with us.  Elias & Mrs. Henderson called 
  with A. Sarah.
9/30
  Ma sent Christina away on account of slowness.  We were going to the 
  Fair, but it rained.  I did not take my music or painting lessons, 
  or go to the sewing society.
10/1
  Quite a busy day with no girl, but I managed to write a letter to 
  Libbie Dayton, although it was not posted in 3 or 4 days.
10/2
  Pa, Ma, Aunt Sarah and Annie went to Uncle John's at Newtown.  None 
  of us went to Church but Sarah, she came home with Mr. Amberman.  I 
  went to S.S.  
10/3
  Ma, Grandma & A. Sarah spent the morning at Uncle Abe Stockholm's, 
  and the afternoon at Uncle Abe D.B.V.'s, he called here in the 
  afternoon and Pa went home with him.  We mulled cider.
10/4
  I walked down and took my music lesson and my painting lesson, went 
  to Annie D.'s.  They were not home, but I staid there all night.  
  Pa, Ma, A. Sarah & Annie went to Grandpa's.  They went to Brooklyn 
  and bought me a green & black plaid dress, and stopped at Annie D. 
  when they went home.
10/5
  Ma & A. Sarah took Annie to school, and came for me and took me 
  home.  We all spent the day at Aunt Amelia's.
10/6
  Not very pleasant.
10/9
  I went to Church and Sabbath School.
10/10
  Willie Hulst and Aunt Sarah were here to dinner.  I went to the 
  funeral of Thomas Cutchin at Morrell's.  Pa & Ma went to the 
  village.
10/11
  I took my music & painting lessons.
10/14
  I was all ready to take my music & painting, and Jimmy & I fell down 
  stairs.  I had several bruises and a black eye.  Nobie Lott was here 
  to supper and the sewing society was here.
10/15
  Pa and Ma went to the village and brought Charlie Berner here.
10/16
  I did not go out anywhere, on account of my black eye.  Pa and Ma 
  took Charlie Berner to the cars.  Charlie B. brought me some stuff 
  for my eye from the drug store.
10/18
  I did not take my music or painting lessons on account of having a 
  black eye.  Grandpa & Grandma were here to dinner.
10/19
  Uncle Ike called in the morning.  I went to Jamaica in the 
  afternoon.  Jany DeBeVoise rode home with us.  Mary & Georgie called 
  in the evening.  Harmy S. was married.
10/20
  Mr. & Mrs. Hulst brought Grandma home, she brought Annie some shells 
  from H. Rapelyea's.
10/21
  I took my music & painting lessons.  I the evening I went to the 
  sewing society at Aunt Amelia's, had quite a nice time.
10/23
  I did not go to Church.  Jennie D. was here to dinner and went to 
  S.S. with us.  R. Edsall and G. Vandewater were here to supper.
10/24
  Uncle Jim and Aunt Kate were here also.  I received a letter from 
  Aunt Sarah, the first one after she arrived home.
10/25
  I took my music lesson and painting.  Annie and I walked home the 
  plank road with Nobie, and went to Mary Libbie's and staid all 
  night, had a very nice time.
10/26
  We came home in the morning.  Aunt Anna spent the day here and Uncle 
  Abe came in the evening.
10/28
  I took my music and painting lessons.  Pa, Ma, Grandma and Jimmy 
  went to Grandpa's and to Brooklyn.  They took my pictures with them, 
  but brought them back.
10/29
  Ritie Lott was here last night and went home in the afternoon.  We 
  did not go to the sewing society last night at Aunt Amelia's.
10/30
  I went to Church in the morning, George Hulst preached, and came 
  home with us to dinner.  I went to Sunday School, and he was here 
  when we came back.  Annie and I went to Church in the evening, it 
  rained quite fast.
10/31
  Annie went to school.  Uncle Aaron, Uncle Frank, and Charlie called 
  to say that they were coming to-morrow to spend they day.  I 
  received a letter from Louisa Gratz.  Mary & Georgie called.
11/1
  Uncle Aaron and Aunt Cynthia were here to dinner.  I took my music 
  and painting lessons, and went to Annie D.'s and staid all night, 
  she was sick.
11/2
  I came home from Annie's.  Miss Amberman was here making Ma's green 
  & black dress.  Pa brought up a load of furniture for Mr. VanSlyke.
11/3
  I wrote a letter to Aunt Sarah.  Miss Amberman was here.
11/4
  I took my music and painting lessons, went to Mrs. H. Lott's to 
  call, she & Etta were sick, I went home.  Mary Libbie was here, but 
  she did not stay, for we were going to the fair.  I went to the 
  sewing society at A. Amelia's.
11/5
  Uncle Isaac, Mary L., Pa, Annie and I went to New York to the Amer. 
  Inst. Fair, had a very nice time.  It rained a little.  Mary L. & I 
  played on a piano.  Ma got her new hat at Miss Cornell's.
11/6
  I went to Church in the morning, and to S.S.  Grandma and I staid 
  home in the evening, while the others went to Church.  Mr. VanSlyke 
  preached for the first time.
11/7
  A woman came and washed for us.  Pa went to Brooklyn.
11/8
  I did not take my music lesson, for Miss Bankhead was not there.  I 
  took my painting lesson and finished my first picture, "The Bird's 
  nest".  I paid Miss Walters.
11/9
  We had a woman to help us clean house.  It rained.  I wrote a letter 
  to Louise Gratz, the first one.
11/10
  We had Mrs. Gahn to help clean house.  I wrote a letter to Emmie 
  Williamson.  I brought home my first painted picture.
11/11
  Mrs. Gahn was here.  I took my music lesson.  I had no canvass, so I 
  crayoned at Miss Walter's instead of painting.  Ma called there.  I 
  went to Annie D.'s at the sewing society and staid all night.  J.B. 
  was there.
11/12
  Annie & I came home from Uncle Abie's.  Pa got velvetine for our 
  sacks.
11/13
  I went to Church in the morning, Jennie D. came home with us, and 
  went to S.S. with us.  Mr. Kirby was not there, and Mr. VanSlyke 
  taught our class, I liked him very much.  Mr. Morrell called.  Pa & 
  Ma went to Mrs. Smith's funeral.  Grandma and I staid home in the 
  evening, the others went to Church.
11/14
  Uncle Ike called.  I received a letter from A. Sarah.
11/15
  Mary & Georgie called.  I wrote a letter to Libbie Dayton.  I did 
  not take my music or painting lessons.  I went to the village in the 
  afternoon.  I went to Mrs. Phraner's.  I had quite a conversation 
  with Annie VanSiclen.  A. Maria was here.  Annie went with Pa to Mr. 
  VanSlyke's.
11/16
  Mrs. McDonald washed for us.
11/17
  I received a letter from Emily Williamson.
11/18
  I took my music and painting lessons, and commenced my second 
  painting, "The Hunt".
11/19
  Annie and I got our winter hats and velvetine sacks.
11/20
  I went to Church in the morning, also in the afternoon when Mr. 
  VanSlyke was installed.  Uncle Peter Hulst came here.
11/21
  I received a letter from Aunt Sarah.
11/22
  Uncle Peter took me down in the rain to take my music and painting 
  lessons.
11/23
  I went to the Town Hall to help them fix for the Fair.  I went 
  through the building for the first time.  Grandpa, Uncle John & A. 
  Sarah were here.  I gave U. John a pair of wristlets.
11/24
  Thanksgiving Day.  We held our fair in the Town Hall, I was there 
  nearly all day, until eleven o'clock at night.  A. Schoonmaker was 
  there, he was very friendly.  There were a great many people there.  
  Ma got her jacket.  Pa got 12 bottles of bou???.
11/25
  Grandma and Ma went to Aunt Amelia's to supper.  Lottie Lott was 
  here.  I did not take my music or painting lesson, for we had 
  vacation.
11/26
  I wrote a letter to Emmie Williamson, also one to Aunt Sarah.  
  Lottie went home.
11/27
  Pa went to Church in the morning.  Mr. VanSlyke preached his 
  inaugural sermon.  I went to S.S. also to Church in the evening.
11/28
  Uncle Peter Hulst called.
11/29
  I took my music and painting lessons, I was the only one at 
  painting.
11/30
  Our girl, Kate came.  Mr. VanSlyke and Mr. Nostrand called here in 
  the afternoon.  Uncle Abe & Aunt Anna called.
12/2
  I took my music and painting lessons.  I received a letter from 
  Libbie Dayton.
12/3
  I went to New York with Pa, was gone all day.  Uncle Peter D. and 
  Maggie staid here all night.
12/4
  I went to Church in the morning, and to S.S. in the afternoon.  
  Uncle Abe taught our class.  I staid home in the evening with the 
  children.
12/5
  I was home alone all day.  Pa, Ma, Grandma & Jimmy went to Uncle 
  Ike's.
12/6
  I went to take my music lesson, but Miss Bankhead was not there.  I 
  took my painting lesson.  Aunt Hattie & Gertie were here all night.  
  Pa, Ma & Grandma went to Mr. Alliger's.
12/7
  Aunt Hattie & Gertie went home in the morning.
12/9
  I took my music and painting lessons and Annie & I went in the cars 
  to Grandpa's, arrived there about 4 1/2 o'clock.  Dr. Matthews was 
  there and vaccinated all of us, mine did not take.
12/10
  Pa, Ma & Grandma came down to Grandpa's.  Pa & Ma went to Brooklyn 
  and got Annie's and my blue dresses.  We went to Aunt Hattie's, 
  staid all night at Grandpa's.  Grandma staid there also.
12/11
  Grandma & I went across the way to Church, we all went to S.S., sat 
  in A. Hattie's class, went to Ann Libbie's, went from there to 
  Church in the evening, had company come from Church in the evening, 
  had a very nice time.
12/12
  Rainy all day.  We went to Grandpa's in the afternoon from Ann 
  Libbie's, staid all night at Grandpa's.
12/13
  Came with Ann Libbie in the cars to Jamaica, staid at Mrs. H. 
  Lott's, took my music & painting lessons, called on Mrs. VanSlyke 
  for the first time, staid at Mrs. Lott's all night, went to Lecture, 
  and had a very nice time.
12/14
  I went home from Mrs. Lott's, Pa and Ma went to Mrs. Amberman's.  
  Aunt Maria was here all night.  Mary Libbie was here all night.
12/15
  I went to Mrs. Gulick's and had my dress fitted.  Mary L. went with 
  us and went home.  Aunt Maria went home.  Pa and Ma went to Aunt 
  Amelia's to spend the evening.
12/16
  Very cold and windy.  I walked down to Jamaica, took my music and 
  painting lessons, and rode home with Nobie.
12/17
  Sarah had the fever nearly all day.  I went to Church and called at 
  Mrs. VanSlyke's for the second time.
12/18
  I went to Church in the morning, Communion Sunday.  I went to S.S., 
  then stopped at Aunt Anna's.  Pa and Ma went to Abe Smith's and then 
  to Church.
12/19
  Grandpa was here to dinner.  I went to Mrs. Gulick's, also to the 
  village.  Pa, Ma, Annie & Jimmy spent the evening at Aunt Anna's.
12/20
  I took my last music lesson until after Christmas.  I took my 
  painting lesson.  I got my slipper matched.  I went to Jennie's, 
  went with them to lecture, staid all night.
12/21
  I went home from Jennie's.  Ma took Annie & I to see Addie 
  Williamson, she was sitting up.  They were all very pleasant.  Annie 
  staid last night at Mrs. Gulick's.
12/22
  Pa and Ma went to Brooklyn all day, Annie went with them, and drove 
  the horse home, and I went after them in the afternoon, the first 
  time I ever drove alone.
12/23
  I took my painting lesson, Jennie and Annie D. called there.  I went 
  to Mrs. Gulick's, and from there to Uncle Abie's.  Pa, Ma, Annie 
  Jimmy and I spent the evening there.  Ritie and Gertie got fancy 
  matchboxes.
12/24
  We went to S.S. Christmas Tree.  Annie & I got our fans.  Gertie G. 
  and Ritie L. were here.  We dressed our Christmas Tree, it looked 
  very nice.  Annie and I got gold breastpins for our Christmas.  
  Sarah and Elouise got fancy matchboxes.
12/25
  I staid at home in the morning.  I went to S.S.  Pa, Ma and I went 
  to Aunt Kate's to supper and from there to Church.
12/26
  Uncle Ike called.  Pa, Ma and Sarah spent the day at Uncle Abe 
  Stockholm's.  Annie went to Nobie's.  I had to stay home and keep 
  house.
12/27
  Annie spent the day at Mary Libbie's and staid all night.  I wrote a 
  letter to A. Sarah, and received one from her.
12/28
  Sarah staid all night at Uncle Abie DeBeVoise's.  Annie came home.  
  Nobie came with her and spent the day.
12/29
  Sarah came home and brought Lizzie with her to stay.
12/30
  Aunt Kate and the children spent the day here.  Uncle John and Aunt 
  Sarah brought Grandma home.  Lizzie was here.
12/31
  Charlie C. DeBeVoise called here in the morning in his sleigh.  
  Uncle Abe & Aunt Anna called.  Lizzie went home.  Kate went away.
1/1/1871
  I went to Church and Sunday School.  Al Morrell called in the 
  evening.
1/2
  I received a letter from Emmie Williamson.  Pa & Ma went to 
  Grandpa's.  Annie & I were home all day; we had table sat.
1/3
  I took my painting lesson, rode home with Nobie.  Went to dinner at 
  A. Kate's, Sarah was there.
1/4
  Uncle Abie & Aunt Annie, Annie D. & Dolly White were here, also, Mr. 
  Geo. Powell, wife and children were here.  Had a very nice time.
1/5
  H. VanAllen, wife and sister, Mrs. VanAllen & Aunt Amelia, Uncle 
  Ike, Mary Libbie & Uncle Frank were here.
1/6
  I took my music & painting lesson.
1/7
  At home all day.
1/8
  I went in the morning to Church.  George Hulst preached.  I went to 
  S.S. and to Church in the evening, Mr. VanSlyke preached.  It 
  snowed.
1/9
  I went to a silver wedding at H. Lott's.  Had a very nice time.
1/10
  I took my music and painting.  Mr. & Mrs. VanSlyke were here.
1/11
  Annie & I went to Kate Lott's sociable, enjoyed ourselves very much. 
  I danced with F.C. & J.B.
1/12
  Very pleasant.  I went to A. Anna's to Bible Class, staid all night.
1/13
  I went to H. Lott's to dinner.  Took my music and painting.
1/15
  I went to Church and S.S.
1/16
  Home all day.
1/17
  I took my music & painting.  Rode home with Nobie, and staid all 
  night at Mary Libbie's.  I sent a letter to Libbie Dayton.
1/18
  I came home in the afternoon, Nobie came home with me and staid all 
  night.  Pa, Ma & Grandma went to E. Carpenter's.  We had a very nice 
  time home alone.
1/19
  Nobie went home.  I sent a letter to Emmie Williamson.  We went to 
  Nobie's to Bible Class.