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Diary of Elizabeth Elmira DeBevoise
1/1/1874
   New Year's Day.  Lib. Kolyer was here to help us receive calls.
   We had about 60 calls.  Had  a very nice time.  Frank J. Lott,
   Martin VanSiclen, George Terry & Abie Stockholm spent the evening
   here.  Went to bed 1 1/2 o'clock.  I had an invitation to go to
   the Farmer's Sociable, F. L.[Frank Lott], but I refused.
1/2
   We went to Husson's and spent the evening.  Had a very nice time,
   dancing &c.  Arrived at home 10 1/2 o'clock.  11 o'clock.
1/3
   Pa & Ma went to Brooklyn.  I wrote a letter to Libbie Dayton.  10 o'clock.
1/4
   I went to Church in the morning.  We went to Sunday School.  A very heavy
   fog in the afternoon.  George Terry was at S.S. he came home with me and
   staid until 10 1/2 o'clock.  11 o'clock.
1/5
   Rather stormy.  Lib. Annie & I went to Mary Lib's. in the morning & staid
   all day.  Mary Lib. came home with us and staid all night.  Foster Burtis
   & Charlie DeBeVoise spent the evening here.  11  o'clock.
1/6
   Rained all day.  Mary Lib. is here again all night, got storm, staid, 
   couldn't get home.  I was sick all day, had fever.  Sarah & Jimmy have
   got the chicken pox.  9 o'clock.
1/7
   Rain yet, a regular storm.  Lib. Kolyer & Mary Lib. are here yet and no
   signs of getting home and she didn't get home either, staid all night
   again.  9 o'clock.
1/8
   Quite pleasant, but dreadful muddy roads.  Mary Lib. went home in the
   morning.  We had quite a large company here in the evening.  There were
   over 40 people here, old & young.  Pa & Ma's china wedding folks
     4  H. Lott      3  I. Amberman   3  Abm. D.B.V.    5  J. Lott
     3  John D.B.V.  4  Mr. Husson    3  Andrew D.B.V.  3  Mr. Berry
     3  Ike D.B.V.   2  H. Stockholm  4  Mrs. Powell    2  Mr. Brinkerhoff
        F. Bustig       O. Smith         Lib. Kolyer       Mr. Gulick
   44 in all  [numbers are how many in family]
1/9
   Very pleasant, quite a contrast to the weather lately.  Pa & Ma went to
   Brooklyn.  Lib. Kolyer went home, she staid here over a week.  I took
   them down to the village.  A. Maria came here.  I went to the villlage
   after Pa & Ma.  9 o'clock.
1/10
   Very pleasant. Mr. Gulick was here.  Grandpa & Annie Kolyer called.  Will
   Hulst and Angeline (bride & groom) came here to dinner.  Went home in the
   afternoon about 4 o'clock.  Pa & Elouise went to New York.  9 1/2 o'clock.
1/11
   I did not go to Church in the morning.  We all went to S.S.  Very pleasant.
   Whit. Powell was here in the afternoon.  Annie went to Church at Hempstead
   with Foster Burtis.  George Way & Will Mitchell spent the evening here.
   2 o'clock.
1/12
   Very pleasant.  Pa went to Brooklyn.  Henry & Kate VanAllen called here
   in the afternoon.  I wrote a letter to A. Sarah.  9 o'clock.
1/13
   Quite pleasant.  Ma & Annie went to Brooklyn.  I took them to the villlage
   Sarah & Elouise went to school.  Abe Smith called here.  The grand Farmer's
   Sociable is tonight, but I am not going.  9 1/2 o'clock.
1/14
   We are having quite  a snow storm, and I hope that sleighing will be the
   next thing in order.  I went to the village in the sleigh with Pa in the 
   afternoon & called at U. Ike's.  Jerry Lott was here in the afternoon.  I 
   went on a straw sleigh ride to Hempstead.  Foster Burtis, C. D.B.V., Ike 
   VanAlst, F. Hendrickson, B. Bergen, G.H. Lott, Annie Duryea, Etta & Carrie 
   Lott, Mamie & myself had a splendid time.  Annie was sick and couldn't go.  
   Pa & Ma spent the evening at Mr. Berry's.  2 1/2 o'clock. 
1/15
   Clear.  Bennie Carpenter called here in the morning.  Pa went to Brooklyn.  
   Sarah & Elouise went to school.  Schoonmaker Amberman called here in the 
   morning.  9 o'clock.
1/16
   Fearfully cold all day.  Annie is sick yet.  Dr. Hendrickson called and gave 
   Annie a good dose of medicine.  9 o'clock.
1/17
   Very pleasant.  Pa, Ma & Grandma went to Uncle Abie DeBeVoise's and spent the 
   evening.  Pa received a letter from J. Gazlay.  10 o'clock.
1/18
   Clear.  I went to Church in the morning.  Mr. VanSlyke had a splendid sermon. 
    Matt. 5:13.  We did not go to S.S. as the walking was bad.  Aunt Anna 
    brought the baby here.  Jimmy Nostrand was here in the evening.  10 1/2 
    o'clock.
1/19
   Very foggy & rainy.  I took Sarah & Elouise to school & Pa went to Brooklyn.  
   Ma took Grandma to A. Amelia's.  9 o'clock.
1/20
   Pa, Ma & Grandma went to Uncle Abe's to supper.  Very pleasant 9 1/2 o'clock.
1/21
   Snowed a little in the morning, but it turned to rain.  Charlie D.B.V. called 
   here in the morning.  Pa, Ma, Grandma, Annie & myself spent the evening at 
   Benj. Carpenter's.  Ritie Lott was here.  10 1/2 o'clock.
1/22
   Stormy.  Pa took Sarah & Ritie to school.  Pa, Ma, Annie & Sarah spent the 
   evening at Isaac Amberman's.  Mrs. Rogers washed for us.  11 o'clock.
1/23
   The storm still continues.  I went to the village for Sarah.  Annie & I 
   received an invitation to Carrie Bergen's sociable, but I don't expect to get 
   there.  9 o'clock.
1/24
   Clear as a bell.  Mr. Gulick was here all day.  Uncle Ike called in the 
   morning.  Aunt Maria came here.  Anna Jacobson & Katie Burtis called here.  
   Annie took Grandma to U. John's.  Mr. Kirby called here in the evening.  Pa & 
   Ma went to the village.  11 o'clock.
1/25
   Clear, but very cold.  I did not go to Church or Sunday School.  Was home all 
   day and did not have any calls.  9 o'clock.
1/26
   Clear & cold.  A. Maria came here and staid all night.  Uncle Abe D.B.V. 
   called.  Pa, Ma, Annie, Sarah & myself spent the evening at Mr. N. Everitt's. 
   Had a very nice time.  1 o'clock.
1/27
   Quite pleasant.  Pa went to Brooklyn.  Annie & I called at U. Ike's in the 
   afternoon.  Uncle Peter Hulst called here in the evening and took us 
   completely by surprise.  Mr. Gulick was here.  9 o'clock.
1/28
   Stormy in the morning, but cleared off in the afternoon, when Uncle Abe's 
   family, Uncle Ike & us went to Mrs. Schoonmaker's.  Mary Lib., Annie & myself 
   staid all night.  Had a very nice time.  1 o'clock.
1/29
   Aunt Anna and us came up in the 4 1/2 o'clock train, Southside.  We went to 
   Hendrick Lott's awhile and from there went to John H. Brinkerhoff's and spent 
   the evening.  Had dancing, played games, &c.  Enjoyed ourselves very much.  I 
   saw Frank J. Lott.  2 o'clock.
1/30
   Rather overcast is the weather.  I went to the village for Sarah, fearfully 
   cold.  Pa, Ma, Grandma, Annie & Sarah spent the evening at Mr. Ephraim 
   Carpenter's.  They did not get home until 12 o'clock.  I made a block of 
   patchework for an album quilt for Alice Clemison.  12 1/2 o'clock.
1/31
   Cold and snowy.  Pa went to New York.  Emmie Husson called & invited us there 
   Friday Eve.  Charlie D.B.V.  called here in the afternoon.  Mary was here 
   awhile.  Ma & Sarah went to the village.  9 1/2 o'clock.
2/1
   Very cold.  I went to Church in the morning.  Sermon, John 3:3.  I went to 
   Sunday School.  All my scholars were there.  I saw O. Burtis & Foster.  No 
   calls.  9 1/2 o'clock.
2/2
   Very cold & some snow.  Pa took Sarah down to U. Abie D.B.V.'s to go to a 
   reception at school for Maggie Fleury & Flo McCormick to graduate.  It snowed 
   very fast towards night, so Pa did not go down.  Sarah spoke in a german 
   dialogue.  9 1/2 o'clock.
2/3
   Hail and snow.  Quite good sleighing.  Pa & Ma spent the evening at Stephen 
   Ryder's.  Charlie & Mary Lib. called here.  Steve Whaley called, and invited 
   me to go to a New Lots sociable tomorrow evening at Vanderveer's, but as I 
   intended going to Anderson's, I refused, although sorry afterwards.  11 
   o'clock.
2/4
   Clear and cold.  Uncle Aaron came here to dinner and took Grandma home with 
   him.  Pa, Ma, Annie & myself spent the evening at Will. Anderson's.  Had a 
   very nice time.  Will & I had a polka, danced quadrille &c., had singing, 
   played games, &c. &c. got acquainted with David Anderson & Henry A.  1 1/2 
   o'clock.
2/5
   Clear as a bell and cold.  Mrs. Rogers washed for us.  Uncle Ike called in 
   the morning.  Uncle Abe in the afternoon and we were very much surprised by a 
   call from Nobie Lott in the evening.  9 o'clock.
2/6
   Clear and cold.  Pa, Ma, Annie & myself spent the evening at Mr. Husson's.  
   There was quite a company there.  Had a very nice time, dancing &c.  I danced 
   twice with Foster Burtis, once with C. D.B.V., &c.  Had quite a snow storm in 
   the night.  2 1/2 o'clock.
2/7
   Still snowing and quite deep.  Pa went to Brooklyn.  George Shnurr was here 
   last night, went home today.  Splendid sleighing.  I went on a straw ride to 
   East New York in the evening.  Had a splendid time.  Steve Whealey, Anthony & 
   two sisters & neice, Foster Burtis, Sam. Colton, Lottie & Phenie Husson, Lucy 
   Elliott, Bill Whitehead & Phenie, Charlie D.B.V. & Mame, Theo. Chapman & 
   Gussie, George Morrell, two Miss Neal's, Phebe Rust, Mary Morrell, Eugene 
   Bakely.  We went to Wheelan's, had a gay time.  12 1/2 o'clock.
2/8
   Very pleasant.  I did not go to Church,  We went to Sunday School, drove 
   ourselves in the sleigh.  Pa, Ma & Sarah went to Church in the evening.  9 
   1/2 o'clock.
2/9
   Clear.  Pa & Ma took Sarah to New Utrecht to stay.  Uncle Ike & Mary Lib. 
   called here in the afternoon.  In the evening I went on a straw sleigh ride 
   to Hempstead with same company that went last time.  We went to Hewlett's, 
   had dancing &c.  1 1/2 o'clock.
2/10
   Very pleasant.  Geo. L. Powell came in the morning and fixed our stove.  Pa & 
   Ma went to U. Ike's to dinner.  Uncle John & A. Sarah D.B.Voise called in the 
   morning.  Elias & Hessie Hendrickson called.  Pa & Ma spent the evening at 
   William Bailey's.  11 o'clock.
2/11
   Clear.  Uncle Ike called.  Pa, Ma & myself took a sleigh ride to the village 
   and from there went to William Ludlum's and spent the evening.  Had a very 
   nice time, there were quite a number there.  1 o'clock.
2/12
   Very pleasant.  Pa & Ma went to Brooklyn.  Annie took them to the village in 
   the sleigh and they had an upset, did not hurt them any.  Annie brought Mary 
   A. Powell & Miss Simonson, from New York, home with her to spend the day & I 
   took them back in the afternoon & brought Pa & Ma home.  Johnny Hendrickson 
   was here to dinner.  9 1/2 o'clock.
2/13
   Rain.  Sleighing all gone.  Rain all day and all night.  Pa has got us a new 
   singing piece, "The Mulligan Guards".  9 o'clock.
2/14
   Clear.  I wrote a letter to Sarah Schenck.  Annie went to the village with Pa 
   & Ma in the evening.  9 1/2 o'clock.
2/15
   Very pleasant.  I went to Church in the morning.  Saw Frank J. Lott.  We went 
   to Sunday School, quite a number out.  Saw Foster Burtis.  Pa & Ma went to 
   Church in the evening.  9 1/2 o'clock.
2/16
   Rather stormy.  Uncle Abe called here in the afternoon.  I commenced to make 
   a log cabin quilt.  9 o'clock.
2/17
   Clear and cold.  We sewed patch work all day.  9 1/2 o'clock.
2/18
   Very pleasant.  In the morning Annie & I walked down to Mrs. Powell's, staid 
   there all day and were going to Mrs. H. Lott's all night, but Uncle Abe 
   D.B.V. came there for us to stay at his house and take care of the children, 
   as they were going to Skidmore's.  So we went.  We called on Sarah Ludlum, 
   saw the baby.  Minnie Simonson & Hester D. were at Mary Aletta's.  Had a very 
   nice time.  5 in a bed.  12 o'clock.
2/19
   Quite pleasant.  Annie & I walked home from A. Anna's in the morning.  U. Ike 
   called here.  I went to the village and took Mrs. Rogers home.  9 1/2 
   o'clock.
2/20
   Quite pleasant.  Pa, Ma & Annie spent the evening at Andrew DeBeVoise's.  I 
   wrote a letter to Aunt Sarah.  11 1/2 o'clock.
2/21
   Clear.  I went to the village with Pa & Ma.  Expected Mrs. Davis here from 
   Fresh Ponds, but she did not come.  Ma & I went to the depot for her.  I had 
   a walk with Frank Lott in the village.  10 o'clock.
2/22
   Quite pleasant.  I did not go to Church.  I went to S.S.  Martie Ditmas, my 
   scholar, has got the measles.  Foster Burtis & Charlie DeBeVoise came here to 
   take Annie & I to the Dutch Reformed Anniversary but Annie had gone with Pa & 
   Ma & I had to stay at home & keep house.  Frank J. Lott spent the evening 
   here.  I had two invitations to go to Anniversary but couldn't.  12 1/2 
   o'clock.
2/23
   Clear.  George Terry called here in the afternoon, celebrating Washington's 
   birthday.  Pa & Ma went to the village.  9 1/2 o'clock.
2/24
   Rather unpleasant.  Ma went to Uncle John's in the afternoon.  Lottie Husson 
   called here.  Whit. Powell spent the evening here.  11 1/2 o'clock.
2/25
   We are having quite a snow storm.  We were going to an apron & neck-tie fair 
   of the D.R. Sunday School but were prevented by the storm.  9 o'clock.
2/26
   Quite good sleighing.  Pa & Ma went to the village.  A. Maria came here and 
   staid all night.  9 1/2 o'clock.
2/27
   Annie took A. Maria to U. John D.B.V.'s.  Pa, Ma & myself spent the evening at 
   John D.B.V.'s.  George Higbie called here.  12 o'clock.
2/28       
   Clear.  Pa went to market.
3/1
   Communion Sunday.  I went to Church in the morning.  Uncle Abe brought Aunt Anna 
   here to spend the afternoon and drove us to S.S.  Harmy & Gertie S. were here 
   also.  When we got home from S.S. we found Whit. Powell & Hance Cain here. 
   They staid until 7 o'clock.  10 o'clock.
3/2
   Clear.  Ma & I went to Brooklyn.  I got a pair of oxydized ball ear-rings, 
   $1.00.  We called at Grandpa's & Lib. Kolyer's.  Mr. & Mrs. Croucher called 
   here in the evening.  Dave Anderson, George Higbie, Tut. Carpenter, Charlie & 
   Gus Everritt, Fannie Ludlum, Alice Clemison & Jennie Carpenter spent the 
   evening here, had a very nice time.  I received a letter from Sarah Schenck.  
   She is coming here Friday to stay.  1 1/2 o'clock.
3/3
   Clear.  Pa went to New Utrecht to bring Grandma & Sarah home.  They arrived 
   home about 8 o'clock.  Yesterday Ma & I called at Mr. VanSlyke's, saw the 
   baby.  John Amberman was there.  Mr. Gulick was here yesterday.
3/4
   Rather stormy in the morning.  Ma & I went to A. Kate Lott's to help make 
   cake for her party tomorrow night.  Made two cream, 2 chocolate waffles &c.  
   Pa, Ma & Grandma called at Mr. Amberman's in the evening.  9 o'clock.
3/5
   Very Pleasant.  Mr. Gulick was here.  Mrs. Rogers washed for us.  Jerry Lott 
   came here in the afternoon & Pa, Ma, Annie, Jerry & myself went to a party at 
   A. Kate Lott's.  There were quite a number there & we had a very nice time, 
   dancing, singing &c.  I danced with John O'Donnell, Sam. Colton, John Powell, 
   Steve Powell, Jerry Lott, Charlie D.B. & Lin. Young took me to supper.  2 1/2 
   o'clock.
3/6
   Rather stormy.  Mr. Gulick was here.  Jerry went home in the morning.  
   Expected Sarah Schenck but she did not come as it was stormy.  9 o'clock.
3/7
   Rainy all day.  Uncle Abe D.B.V. called.  Pa & Ma went to the village.  I 
   received a letter from Libbie Dayton.  9 1/2 o'clock.
3/8
   I did not go to Church.  It snowed in the afternoon, so we could not go to 
   S.S.  No calls. 9 o'clock.
3/9
   Clear and cold.  We got ready for company to-morrow night.
3/10
   Clear, but very cold.  We had a party here at night.  Jerry Lott came here in 
   the afternoon.  Mary Lib., Charlie, Foster Burtis, Johnnie Powell, Mr. & Mrs. 
   Husson, Lottie & Phenie, Sam. Colton, John Bergen & Sarah Schenck were here.  
   Had a very nice time.  Mary Lib. & Sarah Schenck staid.  Had dancing &c.  
   Sarah & I went out in the hall; ____ ____ &c.  2 o'clock.
3/11
   Very cold and windy.  Mary Lib. went home in the morning.  Jerry went home 
   in the afternoon.  Had a gay old time in the morning in the parlor.  Sarah 
   Schenck is staying here.  9 o'clock.
3/12
   Clear, but cold.  Pa, Ma, Annie, Sarah Schenck & myself spent the evening at 
   Mr. Husson's.  Uncle Abie & A. Annie D.B., Uncle Abe & A. Anna D.B.V., U. Jim 
   & A. Kate Lott were there, had a real nice time.George Harry Lott called here 
   in the afternoon and invited Annie & I to a party at M. Etta Lott's next 
   week.  12 o'clock.
3/13
   Clear and cold.  John Bergen spent the evening here.  Sarah Schenck & I wrote 
   a letter, a very important one.  12 1/2 o'clock.
3/14
   Pa, Ma, Annie, Sarah Schenck & I spent the evening at U. Abe D.B.V.'s.  Addie 
   S. was there & several others.  Annie, Sarah & I took a ride to the village 
   in the morning.  12 1/2 o'clock.
3/15
   Very pleasant.  Sarah Schenck went to Church & Sunday School with us.  Mr. 
   Hegeman preached for us.  Martie Ditmas was at S.S.  He has had the measles.  
   John Bergen spent the evening here.  Pa & Ma went to our Church in the 
   evening.  Mr. VanSlyke preached a grand temperance sermon.  12 1/2 o'clock.
3/16
   Rather overcast.  Sarah & I took a ride to the village.  Sarah, annie & 
   myself spent the afternoon at Mary Lib's.  Jim & Phebe Lott & Sarah were here 
   to tea.  John O'Donnell called.  10 o'clock.
3/17
   Stormy.  St. Patrick's Day.  Had company in the evening, expected more, but 
   they did not come.  Mr. & Mrs. Purdy, Mr. & Mrs. Morrell, Mr. & Mrs. 
   Croucher, Uncle Ike, Mary Lib., & Charlie, George M. & John Bergen spent the 
   evening here.  Sarah Schenck's birth-day is to-day.  20 years old.  1 1/2 
   o'clock.
3/18
   Stormy.  John Bergen came here in the evening to take Sarah Schenck home.  
   They went home 9 1/2 o'clock.  Frank Lott spent the evening here.  I am going 
   with him to a sociable at Marietta Lott's to-morrow night.  He gave me his 
   picture.  11 1/2 o'clock.
3/19
   Rather overcast.  Charlie D.B.V. called here in the morning.  He asked Annie 
   to go with him to-night.  I went to a sociable at Marietta Lott's with Frank 
   Lott.  Had a pleasant time.  Got home four o'clock.  I received a letter from 
   A. Sarah.  4 1/2 o'clock.
3/20
   Very pleasant.  Annie went to Bushwick to stay.  Ma & Grandma went to the 
   funeral of Mr. Gulick's baby.  9 o'clock.
3/21
   Very pleasant.  Ms went to Bushwick.  I took her to the village.  U. Abe 
   Stockholm called.  I wrote a letter to A. Sarah.  10 o'clock.
3/22
   Clear.  I went to Church in the morning and Sunday School in the afternoon.  
   I played on the organ.  Whit. Powell came here in the afternoon and staid 
   until 10 o'clock.  He asked me to go to Temperance lecture at Presbyterian 
   Church, but I couldn't leave.  Home all alone.  Frank Lott & Mart. VanSiclen 
   spent the evening here.  12 1/2 o'clock.
3/23
   Rather windy.  I walked down to the village to go to Annie Eldert's.  Stopped 
   at Aunt Anna's a while.  Went down in the horse cars and arrived there about 
   4 o'clock.  Wind nearly blew me away.  10 o'clock.
3/24
   Rather cold.  I was at Annie E.'s all day.  Pa, Ma & Grandma came there to 
   supper.  I came home with them about 9 o'clock.  Aunt Annie was there.  Ritie 
   & Lottie Lott staid here all night.  I received an invitation to a surprise 
   party at Mary A. Powell's, also one from George Hendrickson to an exhibition 
   at his college, New York.  11 o'clock.
3/25
   Quite pleasant.  Ritie & Lottie went home.  Mr. Gulick was here.  Pa, Ma & 
   Grandma spent the evening at Uncle Ike's.  Charlie came over after me, so I 
   went too and staid all night.  Had a very nice time.  Addie Schoonmaker and 
   many others were there.  11 o'clock.
3/26
   Rather unpleasant.  I walked home in the morning from U. Ike's.  Pa, Ma, 
   Sarah & I went to Hendrick Lott's & spent the evening.  There was quite a 
   large company there.  Had a very nice time.  Got acquainted with Frank & 
   George Squires.  Danced, &c.  Got home 1 1/2 o'clock.
3/27
   Very pleasant.  Ma & I went with Grandma to Uncle John's.  We went to the 
   village.  I wrote a letter to Sarah Schenck.  9 o'clock.
3/28
   Clear.  I called at Mrs. Conrad's in the afternoon.  Pa & Ma went to the 
   village and brought Annie home with them.  She has been staying to Bushwick.  
   11 o'clock.
3/29
   Pleasant.  I went to Church in the morning.  Ma staid at home as she has a 
   cold.  Pa went to Grandpa's from Church & I drove home.  I went to S.S.  We 
   called at Kirby's.  Borrowed a singing book.  Abe Wyckoff spent the evening 
   here.  12 o'clock.
3/30
   Uncle Abe & Aunt drove around here.  9 o'clock.
3/31
   Snow in the afternoon.  Mrs. Rogers washed for us.  9 o'clock.
4/1
   Quite pleasant.  April Fools' Day.  Annie & I went to S.S. to practice for 
   the Anniversary.  Went to the new school-house.  Called at A. Anna's.  I sent 
   a note to Mary Lib. with Chris, received an answer.  10 o'clock.
4/2
   Very pleasant.  I went to Conrad's in the morning for butter.  Pa, Ma, 
   Grandma & Annie spent the evening at Mrs. Powell's, Jamaica.  I received a 
   letter from A. Sarah.  11 1/2 o'clock.
4/3
   Aunt Anna & the children spent the day here.  Mary Lib. called here in the 
   afternoon.  We took a little walk with her.  Uncle Abe was here to supper 9 
   o'clock.
4/4
   Rather unpleasant.  I went to the village with Pa as Ma has a bad cold.  9 
   1/2 o'clock.
4/5
   Easter Sunday.  I went to Church in the morning.  Very pleasant.  I went to 
   Sunday School.  George Terry & Charlie Kay were there.  George, Charlie & 
   Abie S. walked home with us, they staid until 6 o'clock.  Rain very fast in 
   the evening.  10 o'clock.
4/6
   Very pleasant.  Ma & I went to the village in the afternoon.  Called at Frank 
   Gulick's, had a little walk with John O'Donnell, went to his office, ordered 
   my cards.  I received an invitation to a sociable at Boyd's.  10 o'clock.
4/7
   Clear.  Wednesday's events, I made a mistake.  Pa wanted me to go to Dip. 
   Eldert's for cherry grafts, so I walked to the village.  Went to Grandpa's, 
   staid there to dinner.  Sarah came up with me.  Started about 1/2 past two 
   from Grandpa's.  Went to Annie Delia's.  Got there about 4 o'clock.  Jennie 
   was there, she & I came up in the 1/2 past 5 train.  Arrived at Jamaica, 
   found Annie, Mary Lib. & Sarah there.  All walked home together.  Annie & I 
   went home with Mary Lib. & staid all night.  Foster Burtis was there.  12 
   o'clock.
4/8
   Tuesday's events.  Rather unpleasant.  Lottie and Phenie Husson came here in 
   the afternoon.  Sam. Colton came in the evening, they staid until 11 o'clock.
   Wednesday.  Mary L., Annie & Sarah, Etta & Carrie Lott & myself went to 
   Brinkerhoff's & got weighed.  I weigh 117 lbs., Mame 108, Annie 157.  Mary L. 
   was here all day.
4/9
   Rain all day.  Annie & I staid at Mary Lib's all day.  Pa & Ma came after us 
   in the afternoon.  Mrs. Anderson & Jennie called here yesterday.  9 o'clock.
4/10
   Stormy in the morning, clear in the afternoon.  Ma & Grandma went to the 
   funeral of Mr. Leek.  Grandma went to U. Frank's.  Whit. Powell spent the 
   evening here.  10 1/2 o'clock.
4/11
   Abe Smith called in the morning.
4/12
   I went to Church in the morning.  I went to S.S.  Annie had a cold & didn't go.  I 
   played on the organ.
4/13
   Clear.  I started for New Utrecht.  Ma went with me to Brooklyn.  I got a 
   blue neck-tie & cord, needle &c to make table mats.  Called on John O'Donnell 
   in the morning.  Met Annie Spedding in the Court St. car & we went together 
   the rest of our journey.  Took the 3 o'clock dummy.  Arrived at U. Aaron's 
   about 4 o'clock.  Jerry & Charlie were the only ones home.  The rest came 
   home immediately.  I went to prayer meeting at Edgewood in the evening.  I 
   received a letter from A. Sarah.  10 o'clock.
4/14
   Rather unpleasant.  Aunt Cynthia's sister Lettie came there for her to go 
   calling.  I went over to Spedding's with them.  Letta & Evert were there to 
   tea.  Jake Connor came for Jerry to go to Spedding's.  They insisted on me 
   going along, so I went.  Had a very nice time, staid until 10 1/2 o'clock.  
   11 o'clock.
4/15
   Pleasant during the day, but rain in the evening.  Nettie Spedding came over 
   to U. Aaron's in the afternoon, and I was there in the morning.  Jerry went 
   to Bayridge with John Conover.  Charlie & I played games.  10 o'clock.
4/16
   Pleasant.  Pa went to Spedding's in the morning.  Mollie & Nettie were over 
   in the afternoon.  Nettie staid to tea.  In the evening Charlie & Nettie & 
   Jerry & I went to a lecture at the Hall, by Mr. Sutphin, on Martin Luther.  
   Very interesting.  Had a splendid ride.  Arrived at home about ten o'clock.  
   10 1/2 o'clock.
4/17
   Rain steady all day and all night.  Jerry & I were going to Brooklyn 
   to-night, but the rain prevented.  We played games all the afternoon.  Mollie 
   put her sign in the window, but I couldn't go over.  10 o'clock.
4/18
   Pleasant.  Nettie came over in the morning and invited me over there to tea.  
   I went over about 3 o'clock.  Jerry came over in the evening, and we staid 
   until 9 o'clock.  Had a very nice time.  A. Cynthia had the rheumatism in her 
   hands.  I helped her make cake in the morning & Jerry helped us eat it.  9 
   1/2 o'clock.
4/19
   Pleasant.  I went to Church in the morning, went to prayer meeting first.  
   Jerry went out riding in the afternoon with Jake Cocover.  Nettie came over 
   in the afternoon and we went to Church with U. Aaron & Charlie & Abie came 
   home with us.  Aunt Cynthia staid at home.  Jerry took me to H. W. Beecher's 
   Church at night.  The first time I have been there, it was very nice, church 
   crowded.  Had a very nice ride there, but it rained when we came home.  
   Arrived at home before 11 o'clock.  11 1/2 o'clock.
4/20
   Rain all day.  Jerry gave me his picture & his cards, 4, and he took one to 
   U. Charles's in the afternoon.  I staid there until Friday.  Jim & Phebe were 
   over there.  9 o'clock.
4/21
   Pleasant.  Sarah & the children & myself spent the day at Phebe's.  Mary 
   Bennett & her mother were there all day.  Dolph. Bennett, Henry Suydam & wife 
   came there to tea.  9 1/2 o'clock.
4/22
   Quite pleasant.  Aunt Maria Smith at Phebe's was taken very sick with 
   apoplexy.  Charlie came over to U. Charlie's.  I saw Jerry.  Nettie Conover 
   called in the afternoon.
4/23
   Rain all day.  Dr. Schenck took me over to Barney's to spend the day.  I 
   staid there all day and Barney took me back to Uncle Charles's at night.  9 
   1/2 o'clock.
4/24
   I came home from New Utrecht.  Uncle Charles took me to Barney's & I got the 
   10 1/2 dummy.  Went to Brooklyn, to Chase's &c.  Arrived home at Jamaica 2 
   1/2 o'clock.  Called on Etta Lott.  Walked home with Sarah & Elouise.  9 
   o'clock.
4/25
   Rain all day.  Annie & I have each got 100 cards, visiting, printed by John 
   O'Donnell.  Pa & Ma went to the village in the rain.
4/26
   Clear, but cold & windy.  I went to Church in the morning.  Mr. Wells 
   preached for us.  I went to Sunday School.  Frank Lott & Mart. VanSiclen came 
   here before dark and took Annie & I to the Presbyterian Anniversary.  They 
   spent the evening here.  12 1/2 o'clock.
4/27
   Clear.  Annie took Sarah & Elouise to school.  Georgie was here.  9 o'clock.
4/28
   Clear early in the morning but rain about nine o'clock.  Sarah & Elouise went 
   to school and did not come home.  Pa & Ma went to the village.  I finished a 
   wrapper for myself and sewed on my brick quilt, delaine.  9 o'clock.
4/29
   Stormy and rain again all day, snowed considerable.  Sarah & Elouise did not 
   come home.  Johnnie Powell & Erv. Case spent the evening here.  Mary L. was 
   here in the aft.  12 1/2 o'clock.
4/30
   Wind blew fearfully.  I went to Mrs. Schoonmaker's with A. Anna to go to a 
   fair down there before dinner.  Went to the fair all the afternoon & Evening. 
   Had a lovely time.  Nealy D.B.V., Gertie Fowler & Lottie Main were at 
   Schoonmaker's.  I was introduced to a great many people.  Addie S. treated me 
   to 2 plates of ice-cream, bananas, lemonade & took me in the art gallery, 
   also Johnnie Prall took me in there, gave me candy, lemonade &c.  George 
   Vandewater gave me my supper, lemonade &c.  Enjoyed myself amazingly.  Ma 
   went to Brooklyn & bought Annie & I black sacks.  Mary Lib. was here all day 
   with Annie.  I bought a sweeping cap at the Fair.  Addie S. gave Dolly White, 
   Nealy D.B.V. & myself a Soap Monkey.  Johnnie Prall gave me a box of candy.
   Got home 1 o'clock.  Gertie Fowler & I slept together.  I had quite an 
   adventure. Slept in something strange.
5/1
   Very pleasant.  Aunt Anna, the children & myself drove up home in the 
   afternoon.  Arrived at home 6 o'clock.  Saw Foster Burtis, had a little chat.
5/2
   Quite pleasant.  Uncle Ike called here in the morning.  Pa & Ma went to the 
   village.  Mr. VanSlyke, Mrs. Amerman & Minnie called here.  9 1/2 o'clock.
5/3
   Very pleasant.  I did not go to Church.  I went to Sunday School, was 
   appointed on a committee to go around for Anniversary money with Sarah Kirby. 
   Pa & Ma went to U. John's & to the Methodist Church at night, as there is 
   none in our Church.  No calls.  Uncle Simon came here.  10 o'clock.
5/4
   Clear.  I went to Bushwick after Grandma.  Rode to the village with George 
   Morrell.  Staid at Grandpa's to dinner.  Called at Ann Lib's.  Went to 
   Hulst's for Grandma.  Got to Jamaica 7 o'clock.  Pa came after us.  Ma spent 
   the day at U. John D.B.'s.  Saw Dave Anderson  10 o'clock.
5/5
   Quite stormy.  Pa went to New York.  Ma took the children to school.  Cleared 
   off in the afternoon, when Sarah Kirby came after me to go around for 
   Anniversary.  We called at Leek's, Morrell's, Hendrick's, Croucher's, Aunt 
   Anna's & Eschenbecker's.  Came home across lots from the latter place.  Mary 
   Lib. was here all night, brought a black sack for Ma to make.  10 o'clock.
5/6
   Very pleasant.  Uncle Ike came for Mame in the morning.  Uncle Charles Lott 
   brought Aunt Sarah Brower here, he went to U. Frank's to dinner.  Uncle 
   Aaron, A. Cynthia & Abie were here to dinner.  All went home in the 
   afternoon, when Annie & I went to Mame's & staid all night.  Lottie & Phenie 
   Husson, Sam. Colton & Foster Burtis were there.  12 1/2 o'clock.
5/7
   Very pleasant.  Annie & I walked home in the morning.  Ma took Grandma to U. 
   John's in the afternoon, she went to the village.  Johnnie Hendrickson & 
   little Eddie called here in the aft.  9 1/2 o'clock.
5/8
   Clear.  Ma went to Brooklyn.  Annie took her to the village in the morning & 
   I went after her in the afternoon.  Went to Ann Louisa's.  Pa went over to 
   New York over night to market.  We put out our croquet for the first time 
   this year.  10 o'clock.
5/9
   A Lovely day.  Mr. Myers called here from Brooklyn.  He has given up his 
   picture store.  Mame D. came here in the afternoon.  She & I took a ride to 
   the village.  We both finished our black sacks.  U. Abe & A Anna called here. 
   10 o'clock.
5/10
   Very warm.  I went to Church in the morning, and to Sunday School in the 
   afternoon.  Mart. VanSiclen & Robert Steele from Brooklyn spent the evening 
   here.  12 1/2 o'clock.
5/11
   Pleasant.  Grandpa called here in the morning.  Aunt Anna brought Gertie & 
   Mamie here in the afternoon while she went to the village.  Pa brought 
   Grandma home from U. John's.  9 o'clock.
5/12
   Clear.  Pa went to New York over night to market.  Schoonmaker Amberman 
   called in the evening.  9 1/2 o'clock.
5/13
   Clear.  I wrote a letter to Libbie Dayton.  Aunt Anna left the children here 
   all day while she went to Brooklyn.  Pa, Ma, Sarah & I went to a lecture on 
   "the catacombs of Rome" at the S.S. room, Jamaica.  Called at Mrs. H. Lott's. 
   10 1/2 o'clock.
5/14
   Clear.  Ma went to Brooklyn.  I went to the village for her in the afternoon. 
   Mrs. Rogers was here helping clean house.
5/15
   Clear all day, but rain at night.  Mary Lib., Annie & I walked down to Etta 
   Lott's and staid all night.  Theo. Amberman spent the evening there.  12 1/2 
   o'clock.
5/16
   Rain all day.  We were at Etta Lott's all day.  Uncle Ike came after us in 
   the afternoon.  Pa & Ma went to the village.  9 o'clock.
5/17
   Clear.  I did not go to Church, went to S.S.  We are going to have our 
   Anniversary next Sunday aft.  Pa & Ma went to Grandpa's in the afternoon.  
   David Springsteen from Newtown, spent the evening here.  12 o'clock.
5/18
   Stormy.  9 o'clock.
5/19
   Very pleasant.  I went to Brooklyn in the morning, called at Ellen Gulick's.  
   Walked around Brooklyn until I was tired.  Got more stuff for Sarah's & 
   Elouise's dresses.  Saw a great many people that I knew.  Ma came after me to 
   the village.  Johnnie Powell & Steve & Dave VanWicklen spent the evening 
   here.  Pa went over to market all night.  A Anna came here, left the children 
   & took Annie with her to the village.  Mrs. Rogers was here helping clean 
   house.  11 1/2 o'clock.
5/20
   Clear in the morning, stormy in the afternoon.  Very busy cleaning house when 
   Jerry Lott came about 11 o'clock and told us that Uncle Charles Lott is dead. 
   Jerry went to U. Frank's & came here after dinner, staid until 4 o'clock, 
   when Grandma went home with him.  Mrs. Rogers was here.  Chris drove Ma & 
   Annie to the village & took Mrs. R. home.  9 o'clock.
5/21
   The weather is rather dubious.  Annie took Sarah & Elouise to school & 
   brought Mrs. Rogers here to clean house.  Ma went to Uncle John's.  9 1/2 
   o'clock.
5/22
   Clear.  Pa, Ma, Annie & I went to Uncle Aaron's to dinner.  We went to the 
   funeral of Uncle Charles Lott.  There were a great many there.  We went to 
   Greenwood.  10 o'clock.
5/23
   Quite pleasant.  We went to the new school house to practice singing for the 
   anniversary to-morrow.  We helped arrange & mark the books.  I went to the 
   village with Pa & Ma.  Ma & I called at Mrs. Brinckerhoff's.  11 o'clock.
5/24
   Clear in the morning, stormy in the aft. & evening.  I went to Church in the 
   morning.  Mr. Geo. Powell came home with us & we all went to our Anniversary 
   in the afternoon.  Mr. Nichols addressed the school & Mr. Miller was there, 
   but he had a sick headache.  Had very good singing.  Called at A. Anna's 
   awhile.  Mart. VanSiclen & John Vanderveer from New Lots spent the evening 
   here.  12 1/2 o'clock.
5/25
   Rather stormy.  Uncle Ike called in the morning & invited us there to spend 
   the aft.  Pa, Ma, I went.  Had a heavy shower in the afternoon.  10 o'clock.
5/26
   Clear.  Pa, Annie & myself went to the funeral of Cornelius Amberman's wife 
   at the Methodist Church, Springfield.  Uncle Abe & Aunt Anna, Uncle Gabe & 
   Aunt Mary, U. Ike & Mary Lib. came here in the afternoon & staid to supper.  
   10 o'clock.
5/27
   Clear.  Ma went to New Utrecht to bring Grandma home.  Annie & I are home 
   alone & Jimmy.  I went to the village for Ma, had a walk with Laura 
   Brinckerhoff.  9 1/2 o'clock.
5/28
   Very pleasant.  Lizzie A. D.Bevoise came home with Sarah & staid all night.  
   Mr. Myer's called here in the afternoon & brought me a chromo to paint from.  
   A scene at "Havre de Grace on the Susquehana".  10 o'clock.
5/29
   Very pleasant.  Annie drove the children down to school.
5/30
   Clear.  Hester DeBeVoise came here and spent the day.  Ma, Grandma & Jimmy 
   went to Mr. Gulick's in the afternoon.
5/31
   Clear.  I did not go to Church.  A. Anna brought the children here.  Addie S. 
   was with her, he was at S.S. also.  Annie & I went to S.S.  Charlie Kay & 
   Abie Stockholm walked home with us & staid until 7 o'clock.  About 8 o'clock 
   Frank Lott & Abe Wyckoff came & spent the evening, almonds.  Abe Wyckoff 
   asked me to go to the Horticultural Fair the 18th with him.  Rain in the 
   night.  12 1/2 o'clock.
6/1
   My Birthday.  20 Years old, out of my teens.  Time goes, and we go with it.  
   It slips around pretty quickly, too.  Pa & Ma went to Brooklyn.  They bought 
   Annie & I new dresses, light steel color.  First day of summer.  10 o'clock.
6/2
   Annie went to the village with Ma.  Ma got me a black alpaca dress.  Aunt 
   Anna left the children here while she went to the village.  Pa, Ma & Grandma 
   called at H. VanAllen's.  9 1/2 o'clock.
6/3
   Rain in the afternoon.  I received a letter from Aunt Sarah Hulst stating 
   that Charlie is very sick.  Annie took Mrs. Rogers home.  She washed for us.  
   10 o'clock.
6/4
   Rather stormy.  Pa, Ma, Grandma & Jimmy went to Grandpa's & staid all day.  
   Uncle Jim Lott called.  Elouise staid home from school.  She has a sort of a 
   rash on her, the Dutch measles.  9 1/2 o'clock.
6/5
   Not very pleasant, very foggy in the evening.  I went to the village in the 
   afternoon, brought Sarah home from school.  Addie Schoonmaker spent the 
   evening here.  He gave me his picture.  I received another letter from A. 
   Sarah that Charlie is better.  11 1/2 o'clock.
6/6
   Rather stormy.  Pa, Ma, Grandma & Jimmy went to Church in the afternoon, 
   preparatory service.  They went to Uncle Jim Lott's to tea.  I finished the 
   skirt & over-skirt of my black alpaca dress.  10 o'clock.
6/7
   Rather foggy.  Communion Sunday.  I went to Church.  There were a great many 
   Presbyterians at our Church.  I went to S.S.  Foster Burtis & Charlie 
   DeBeVoise called here in the afternoon.  Annie went to Church at Hempstead 
   with Foster.  12 1/2 o'clock.
6/8
   Very warm.  I took Sarah & Elouise to school.  Pa, Ma & Grandma called at U. 
   Abe Stockholm's.  9 o'clock.
6/9
   Had a very heavy thunder shower in the afternoon & evening.  Pa went to 
   market.  9 o'clock.
6/10
   Clear.  I took Sarah & Elouise to school & brought Mrs. Rogers here.  Pa & 
   Grandma started for Rochester in the afternoon, went in the night boat.  I 
   went to the village with them.  Ritie Lott came home with us & staid all 
   night.  9 o'clock.
6/11
   Stormy in the morning.  I went to the village in the afternoon for Sarah & 
   Elouise.  Bought a pair of shoes at Faber's.  Mary Lib. came here in the 
   afternoon.  Foster Burtis & George Morrell spent the evening here.  11 1/2 
   o'clock.
6/12
   Clear.  Mary Lib. went home in the afternoon.  Mary Shnurr staid here all 
   night.  Sarah has got the Dutch measles.  9 o'clock.
6/13
   Clear.  Ma & Elouise went to East New York in the afternoon, to meet Pa, as 
   we expect him home from Rochester.  Foster Burtis & Charlie D.B.V. spent the 
   evening here.  Pa & Ma got home 11 o'clock.  11 1/2 o'clock.
6/14
   Very pleasant.  Ma did not go to Church in the morning, as she had a sick 
   headache, so Annie & I went.  We went to S.S.  Frank Lott met us coming home, 
   he asked me to ride.  I got in the carriage, we called on Mary Lib., took a 
   short ride & came home.  He staid here until 7 1/2 o'clock.  Abe Wyckoff, 
   Mart. VanSiclen, Foster Burtis & Frank Hendrickson spent the evening here.  
   12 1/2 o'clock.
6/15
   Clear.  I went to the village in the morning.  Emmie & Addie Williamson came 
   here & staid all night.  U. Abe & A. Anna called here.  10 o'clock.
6/16
   Clear.  Emmie, Addie & I took a ride to the village in the morning.  Mr. 
   Williamson came after the girls in the evening & they went home.  9 1/2 
   o'clock.
6/17
   Showery.  Pa & Ma went to Brooklyn, bought me a pair of kids, yellow.  Ma 
   brought my hat home from Miss Cornell's.  9 1/2 o'clock.
6/18
   Pleasant, very.  I went to the Horticultural Fair at Mineola with Abe 
   Wyckoff.  Had a delightful time.  Annie went with Mart. VanSiclen.  We had 
   strawberries & cream, &c.  John Bergen & Sarah Schenck & all of us stopped at 
   Lane's & had supper.  Saw a great many people that I knew.  Had a Delightful 
   ride home.  Got home 10 o'clock.  Abe & Mart. spent the remainder of the 
   evening here, until 11 1/2 o'clock.
6/19
   Clear.  Mr. & Mrs. William Ludlum called here.  I went to Aunt Anna's & staid 
   all night with her, as Uncle Abe went to market.  10 o'clock.
6/20
   Clear.  I walked home in the morning.  Uncle Ike called here.  Pa & Ma went 
   to the village.  10 o'clock.
6/21
   Very pleasant.  I did not go to Church.  Uncle Abe & Aunt Anna spent the day 
   here.  I went to S.S.  Frank Lott came here in the morning but couldn't stay 
   long, as he had to sit up all night with the corpse of Isaac Strang.  I had 
   an introduction to Mr. Lazby at S. School.  I expect to go to Lib. Kolyer's 
   Thursday night with Frank Lott to spend the evening.  Annie & Mart. & Mame & 
   Frank Hendrickson are going also.  10 1/2 o'clock.
6/22
   Pleasant.  Annie & I spent the afternoon at Mary Lib's.  When we came home 
   Kirby's overtook us & we went to young people's prayer-meeting at Mrs. 
   Miller's, Springfield with them.  11 o'clock.
6/23
   Clear.  Pa, Ma, Annie & I went to a reception at Mrs. Fleury's school.  Sarah 
   took part in the exercises.  She spoke in a german dialogue.  Mary came over 
   & staid by Elouise & Jimy.  12 o'clock.
6/24
   Clear.  Pa & Ma went to the village.  I received a letter from Sarah Schenck, 
   telling us to come Tuesday.  9 1/2 o'clock.
6/25
   Very pleasant.  In the evening, about 7 o'clock, Mary Lib. & Frank 
   Hendrickson, Annie & Mart. VanSiclen & Frank Lott & myself drove down tp Lib. 
   Kolyer's & spent the evening.  Had a splendid time.  Got home 1 1/2 o'clock.  
   Stopped at Wheelan's and had a glss of sod water going down.  Had a splendid 
   ride.  2 o'clock.
6/26
   Shower in the afternoon.  Mary Lib. came here for us & she, Annie & I went to 
   Lottie Husson's & spent the evening.  Mr. Lazby & the Vooris's were there.  
   Sam. came home with us about 10 1/2 o'clock.
6/27
   Very pleasant.  Ma & Annie went with Aunt Anna to her mother's to spend the 
   day.  I wrote a letter to A. Sarah.  10 o'clock.
6/28
   Very pleasant.  I went to Church in the morning.  I did not go to S.S. as Pa 
   & Ma went to Grandpa's.  Abe Wyckoff, Johnnie Suydm & Mart. VanSiclen spent 
   the evening here.  I had a present of a box of candies from Abie.  Our 
   cherries are ripe, are they?  12 o'clock.
6/29
   Very pleasant.  Mary Lib. came here in the afternoon & staid all night, to go 
   with us to-morrow to Sarah Schenck's.  10 o'clock.
6/30
   Very pleasant.  Mary Lib., Annie & I walked to the village in the morning.  
   Went in the horse car to Sarah Schenck's & spent the evening.  Walked home 
   from the village.  Got home 8 o'clock.  Sarah had calls in the aft., Carrie 
   Bergen, Mary Fowler, Maggie Johnson.  10 o'clock.
7/1
   Clear.  I went to the village in the morning.  Annie went to A. Anna's to tke 
   care of the children.
7/2
   Stormy.  Annie & Sarah came home from A. Anna's.  I made .25 cts. in the 
   afternoon.  9 o'clock.
7/3
   Clear.  Mrs. Rogers washed for us.  I went down to the village for her.  
   Uncle Ike & Mary Lib. called here in the afternoon.  9 o'clock.
7/4
   1776-1874.  July 4th  Independence Day.  Had a very heavy shower in the 
   afternoon.  We expected company but the rain prevented them from coming.  
   Made 6 qts. of ice-cream.  Could not set off fire-works on account of the 
   rain.  9 o'clock.
7/5
   Clear.  Pa & Ma went to Uncle Abe Kolyer's & spent the day & went to Brooklyn 
   to Church.  We didn't got to Church but went to S.S.  Jerry Lott came here in 
   the morning.  He staid until 2 o'clock.  He invited us to the funeral of Mrs. 
   Smith.  Charlie Kay & Abie Stockholm came home from S.S. with us & Whit. 
   Powell was here in the afternoon.  They staid to supper.  Frank Lott, Frank 
   Hendrickson, Larry Suydam & Ed. Duryea spent the evening here.  Frank Lott & 
   I started to go to Church, but it was too late to go in, so we came back 
   home.  Those almonds were very good, Frank.  12 1/2 o'clock.
7/6
   Very pleasant.
7/7
   Clear.  I went down to Bushwick in the morning & staid until Saturday. Annie 
   had two teeth extracted.  Lib., Annie K. & myself took a walk, met George 
   Terry.  Johnnie Powell & Dave VanWicklen spent the evening here.  9 o'clock.
7/8
   I went over to Lib's in the afternoon & staid all night.  George Terry took 
   Lib. & I to Methodist Church.  He staid there until 10 1/2 o'clock.  We had a 
   glass of vanilla cream.  I called at A. Katie's in the afternoon, she gave me 
   her picture.  11 1/2 o'clock.
7/9
   Clear.  Lib., Annie & I went to Brooklyn in the morning.  I got a belt to 
   bead for myself.  I saw Abe Wyckoff, J. Vandevere, &c.  Annie & I took a bath 
   at Lib's house.  I went to a store on Broadway with Ann Lib. & we had a plate 
   of ice-cream.  9 o'clock.
7/10
   I spent the day at Ann Lib. Kinsey's, Lottie Colyer was there.  I called on 
   Maggie Hulst.  Lib. K. staid at Grandpa's with me.  10 o'clock.
7/11
   I came home from Grandpa's in the afternoon, called at Etta Lott's.  Pa came 
   after me.  Showered in the night.  Arrived at home 8 1/2 o'clock.  Annie says 
   she has the Dutch measles.  10 o'clock.
7/12
   Rather showery.  I did not go to Church.  A. Anna left the children here.  We 
   went to S.S.  Mary Lib. was there & she came home with me & staid all night.  
   Johnnie Suydam, Dave Springsteen, Foster Burtis, Charlie D. & Ike VanAlst 
   spent the evening here.  Johnnie gave Annie a box of candies.  12 1/2 
   o'clock.
7/13
   Clear.  Mary Lib. went home early in the morning.  Sarah went to Bushwick, I 
   took her to the village.  I finished a needle-work chemise yoke.  9 o'clock.
7/14
   Very pleasant.  I went to the village in the morning.  A. Mary came here with 
   Mannie in the morning.  Annie & I called on Mrs. Berry & Jennie Carpenter in 
   the afternoon, but Jennie was sick, so we didn't see her.  Pa & Ma went to 
   the village.
7/15
   Clear, but exceedingly warm work ironing all the morning.  Annie & I nearly 
   melted.  Pa & Uncle Gabe went out crabbing.  9 1/2 o'clock.
7/16
   Rain a trifle in the afternoon.  Ma & Jimmy went to Brooklyn.  Ma got 
   needlework for my white polonaise.  Annie, Elouise & myself are alone all 
   day.  Pa went to market.  9 1/2 o'clock.
7/17
   Clear.  Elouise, Jimmy & I went to the village.  I took some potatoes & milk 
   to Mr. VanSlyke's.  Uncle Gabe & Aunt Mary came here and staid all night.  
   Aunt Ruth's Maggie was here all day.  10 o'clock.
7/18
   Very pleasant.  Pa, Uncle Gabe, U. Abe & U. Ike went out fishing in the bay.  
   Started from home 1 o'clock at night.  They got 9 blue fish.  They all staid 
   here to supper.  Aunt Anna & the children spent the day here.  9 1/2 o'clock.
7/19
   Very pleasant.  I went to Church in the morning & to Sunday School in the 
   afternoon.  I have a new scholar in my class.  Adam Ebert & he is very smart. 
   Foster Burtis spent the evening here.  12 1/2 o'clock.
7/20
   Clear.  Charlie D.B.V. called here in the morning.
7/21
   Sarah came home from Bushwick.  Charlie D.B.V. came over & played croquet & 
   staid in the evening until 9 o'clock.  10 o'clock.
7/22
   Very pleasant.  Pa, Ma, Sarah, Jimmy & myself went to the picnic of the D. 
   Reformed S.S. at Eldert's Grove, Rockaway.  Had a very nice time.  Saw a 
   great many that I knew.  10 o'clock.
7/23
   Very pleasant.  Maggie staid here last night & Elouise went to Aunt Anna's 
   with her & intends staying until Saturday.  Ma cut out some sewing for me.  
   Pa went to market.  I wrote a letter to A. Sarah.  9 o'clock.
7/24
   Very pleasant.  Aunt Maria spent the day here.  Pa went to market.  Our 
   little dog Ponto got mad & Chris shot him.  Poor little thing.  9 o'clock.
7/25
   Clear.  Grandpa called here in the morning.  Mrs. Rogers washed for us.  I 
   finished my white polonaise.  I went to the village with Pa & Ma, saw a great 
   many people that I knew.  Moe. D.B.V., Frank Lott &c.  Lev. Wardell, &c.  I 
   had a plate of cream at Battie's.  Mary was over here.  Ma & I called on Mrs. 
   VanSlyke.  10 o'clock.
7/26
   Clear.  Pa & Ma went down to Grandpa's, so we could not go to Church, but 
   Annie went with U. Abe to Quenn's.  We went to S.S.  I had only 2 scholars.  
   Martie & Dadie were absent.  Frank Lott & Lev. Wardell from Brooklyn & Mart. 
   VanSiclen spent the evening here.  How are those almonds & apples getting 
   along.  9 o'clock.
7/27
   Clear.  Sarah went to Mary Lib's & staid all night.  Pa went to market.  9 
   o'clock.
7/28
   Clear.  I went to the village in the afternoon.  Mary came over here & ground 
   rhubarb in our cider mill.  9 1/2 o'clock.
7/29
   Had a splendid rain.  Pa went to market.  9 1/2 o'clock.
7/30
   Very pleasant.  In the afternoon Annie & I went to Mary Lib's & staid all 
   night.  U. Ike was not home.  Foster Burtis spent the evening there.  How 
   about that mouse in our room?  11 o'clock.
7/31
   The weather is very salubrious.  Annie & I came home in the morning.  Charlie 
   D. escorted us home. & when we got here we found Charlie Francis Lott here.  
   He didn't stay long.  Ma went to Bushwick.  Lib. Kolyer came here to stay.  
   We saw Jake Baylis's barn burn down.  10 o'clock.
8/1
   Clear in the morning, but shower in the afternoon.  Charlie Young called 
   here.  Johnnie Hendrickson called.  Charlie D.B., Foster & Oldfield Burtis 
   stopped in here as they were caught in the rain.  9 1/2 o'clock.
8/2
   Very pleasant.  Lib. Kolyer & I went ot Church.  We all went to S.S.  All my 
   scholars were there but Dadie.  In the evening Frank Hendrickson & Charlie 
   Covert, Johnnie Suydam & Johnnie Vanderveer, George Terry & Abie Stockholm, 
   Foster Burtis & Ben Bergen, George Hendrickson & George VanNostrand were here 
   & spent the evening, only 10.  1 o'clock.
8/3
   An exceedingly salubrious day.  Charlie & Lin. Young came here to do some 
   carpentering.  Emmie Husson called.  We saw Frank J. Lott, went past here 
   twice in the morning, a very unusual occurence, purpose to see Lib. I guess.  
   George Terry & Abie S. called in the afternoon.  Went to bed 9 1/2 o'clock.
8/4
   Very pleasant & cool.  Lib. & I took a ride to the village & brought Mrs. 
   Rogers up here to wash for us.  We went to the barn & called on Charlie & 
   Lin.  They staid here to supper.  We played croquet & they staid until 10 
   o'clock in the evening.  10 1/2 o'clock.
8/5
   Clear.  Uncle Ike called in the morning.  Mary & Georgie were here awhile.  9 
   1/2 o'clock.
8/6
   Very pleasant.  Lib. & I went to the village in the morning.  Saw quite a 
   number of people as the Presbyterian picnic went to Rockaway.  Saw Johnnie 
   Powell.  Charlie & Lin. Young came here in the afternoon, played croquet & 
   staid in the evening until 11 o'clock.  Charlie D. called.  12 o'clock.
8/7
   Clear.  I painted Pa's market baskets.  30.  Ma went down to the village to 
   bring up Kate Matthews & Annie Kolyer.  The came here to stay, so we have 
   quite a house full of girls.  Charlie D.B.V. came over & played croquet.  10 
   o'clock.
8/8
   Stormy, rain all day.  Lib. & Annie D. went to the village with Pa & Ma.  Pa 
   got me a nice autograph album.  9 1/2 o'clock.
8/9
   Rain in the morning, but cleared in the afternoon.  Pa, Ma, Kate & Annie went 
   to Church.  We all went to S.S.  U. Abe & A. Anna came here to supper.  Frank 
   Lott, Abe Wyckoff, Mart. VanSiclen & Dave Springsteen spent the evening here. 
   Had quite a lively time.  1 o'clock.
8/10
   Annie's 18th birthday.  We played croquet &c. & went to bed 9 1/2 o'clock.
8/11
   Pleasant.  Kate, Lib, Annie, Sarah, Annie & myself went to Mrs. Gulick's & 
   spent the day.Toward night we went to A. Anna's & staid until Thursday.  
   Charlie & Lin. Young spent the evening there.  11 1/2 o'clock.
8/12
   Clear.  We were all at A. Anna's all day.  She went to the funeral of Ann 
   Eliza Hulst.  Mrs. Schoonmaker & Addie came up there in the morning.  11 
   o'clock.
8/13
   Very pleasant.  Annie & I came home in the morning.  Abe Wyckoff, Mart. 
   VanSiclen & Frank Lott came here in the afternoon & played croquet, they 
   staid to supper & spent the evening here.  Kate, Lib & Annie came in the 
   afternoon & staid all night.  11 1/2 o'clock.
8/14
   Clear.  Kate, Lib. & Annie went away from here.  It seems rather strange 
   without them.  9 1/2 o'clock.
8/15
   Clear.  Sarah went to Rochester with U. Peter Hulst.  Ma took her to Mr. 
   Hulst's.  Aunt Sarah came here to stay awhile.  Annie went to the village.  
   11 o'clock.
8/16
   A splendid day in regards the weather.  I went to Church, also to Sunday 
   School.  One of my scholars, Adam Ebert, left S.S. as he lives in Sing Sing.  
   Annie went to Church at Manhasset with Foster Burtis.  Adam & Ellen Wagner & 
   children were here to dinner, she used to work for Ma at the store.
8/17
   Very pleasant.  A. Sarah went to A. Amelia's to dinner & in the afternoon she 
   & Ma went to U. John D.'s.  I painted baskets.  Uncle Abe & A. Anna, U. Gabe 
   & A. Mary called here in the evening.  10 o'clock.  Some body rung our door 
   bell 1/2 past three o'clock in the morning.  Startled us all very much.
8/18
   Very warm.  Pa & U. Gabe went to the meadows.  Ma, A. Sarah & our Annie spent 
   the day at Rockaway.  I took them to the village & spent my day at home.
8/19
   Very pleasant.  Aunt Sarah, Annie & I played croquet.  I received a letter 
   from Sarah.  9 1/2 o'clock.
8/20
   Clear & warm.  A. Sarah & I went to Bushwick.  We called at Ditmas 
   Stoothoff's & arrived at Mr. Hulst's about 5 o'clock & staid there all night. 
   We called at Grandpa's.  I wrote a letter to Sarah.  Ed. & Amanda were at 
   Hulst's.  10 o'clock.  A fearfully warm night, could hardly sleep at all.
8/21
   Clear.  Auntie & I went to New Utrecht in the morning.  Arrived at Barney's 
   11 1/2 o'clock, staid there to dinner & Kate took us to Aunt Lany's & A. 
   Cynthia's to call.  We got to Brooklyn about 4 1/2 o'ck in aft., walked 
   around there.  I went to Grandpa's to tea & then went to Hulst's & staid all 
   night.  Mr. Hulst, A. Sarah & I went to prayer meeting at the Church.  10 
   o'clock.
8/22
   Rain in the morning, but cleared in the afternoon.  Elouise came down to 
   Hulst's in the morning.  I came up in the afternoon.  Ma was there for me, we 
   called at Etta Lott's.  9 1/2 o'clock.
8/23
   Quite pleasant.  I did not go to Church.  A. Anna brought the children here.  
   I went to Sunday School.  U. Jim Lott, A. Kate & Theodore were here, he had a 
   bad fit.  Abe Wyckoff & Peter Williamson from Flatbush spent the evening 
   here.  Abe asked me to go to the Farmer's picnic, Sept. 1st.  Johnnie Suydam 
   called & asked Annie to go with him to the picnic, he didn't stay.  12 
   o'clock.
8/24
   Clear.  Annie wrote a letter to Sarah.  Ma & Annie went out calling at U. Abe 
   Stockholm's & D.B.V.'s & left me home all alone.  9 1/2 o'clock.
8/25
   Very pleasant.  Ma went down to Mr. Hulst's & to Brooklyn.  A. Sarah started 
   for home.  Pa went to market.  Elouise came home from Bushwick.  Annie & I 
   home alone.  9 o'clock.
8/26
   Quite cool.  I took a walk to A. Anna's & spent the day.  I took some 
   black-berries for her.  She came here in the afternoon awhile.  Maggie staid 
   here all night.  9 1/2 o'clock.
8/27
   Pleasant.  Grandpa & Grandma came here to dinner.  Ma had a sick headache.  
   Mrs. Rogers washed for us.
8/28
   Very busy ironing all day.  Ma, Elouise & Jimmy went to the village.
8/29
   A lovely day.  Uncle Abe & A. Anna, U. Gabe & A. Mary, Harmy Stockholm & 
   Gertie, U. Ike & Mary Lib., Addie Schoonmaker, Pa, Annie & myself went out 
   sailing on the bay.  Had a splendid time.  Caught 200 porgies.  All went in 
   the market wagon.  Got home 9 o'clock.  Lib. Kolyer came here to stay until 
   next week.  I was terribly sun-burned.  10 1/2 o'clock.
8/30
   Very pleasant.  I did not go to Church or Sunday School, as my face was 
   burned very badly.  I looked like a boiled lobster.  Abe Wyckoff came here 
   before night to tell me what time we were going to the picnic, he didn't stay 
   long.  Frank Lott, Johnnie Suydam, Addie Schoonmaker, George Hendrickson & 
   Ben Bergen spent the evening here.  12 o'clock.
8/31
   Clear.  Mary Lib. called in the morning & Lib. K. went home with her.  I 
   wrote a letter to Sarah.  A. Maria came here.  9 o'clock.
9/1
   A lovely day & I had a lovely time.  I went ot the Farmer's picnic at 
   Rockaway with Abe Wyckoff & Annie went with Johnnie Suydam.  2 o'clock in 
   afternoon & came back in 12 o'clock train.  Saw about every one I knew, 
   danced a number of times, with Abe, F. Lott, M. V.S., J. Vanderveer, P. 
   Williamson, John Suydam.  Refused R. Steele, Addie S., John Bergen &c.  Had a 
   splendid supper of soft crabs, &c.  Got home 2 o'clock.  2 1/2 o'clock.  Abe 
   Wyckoff asked me to go to the Agricultural Fair with him.  Mineola, Oct. 8.
9/2
   Very pleasant.  All feel very lazy & rather talkative.  A. Maria went away.  
   Ma took Elouise to the village, she is going home with Lib. Kolyer to stay.  
   U. Abe & Gertie called here toward night.  8 1/2 o'clock.
9/3
   Very pleasant.  I went down to the village & brought Mrs. Rogers here to 
   wash.  Ma & I went to the village in the afternoon & brought Etta Lott & 
   Carrie here to stay all night.  10 o'clock.
9/4
   Quite pleasant.  We played crouquet.  Ma & Annie took Etta & Carrie home in 
   the afternoon.  U. Peter D.B.V. came here to stay awhile.  9 o'clock.
9/5
   Clear.  Ma & I went to Church in the afternoon, preparation service.  Mrs. 
   Degraw & Mrs. Starr were taken in the Church.  We called at Ellen Gulick's.  
   10 o'clock.
9/6
   Very pleasant.  Communion Sunday.  I went to Church in the morning.  I went 
   to S.S.  Mart. VanSiclen, George Way & Will. Mitchell spent the evening here. 
   12 o'clock.
9/7
   Quite cool & pleasant.  Ma & Jimmy went to A. Anna's.  9 o'clock.
9/8
   Pleasant.  Uncle Pete D. went to U. Ike's.  Pa, Ma, Annie & I went to U. 
   Ike's & spent the evening.  George Hendrickson was there with his violin & we 
   had some music.  A. Maria came here to stay.  10 1/2 o'clock.
9/9
   Very pleasant.  We had our S.S. picnic at Bayside.  All went over in farm 
   wagons.  Frank Lott came over toward night & brought me home & Mart. V. 
   brought Annie home.  We had supper there, dancing, &c. & arrived at home 1 
   1/2 o'clock.  2 o'clock.
9/10
   Very pleasant.  A. Maria went home in the afternoon.  Pa & Ma went to the 
   village & they called at Mrs. Williamson's.  9 o'clock.
9/11
   Clear & very warm.  Elouise & Jimmy went to market with Pa.  Ma went to A. 
   Sarah's & I rode along, as far as Mary Lib's & staid there until she came 
   back.  9 o'clock.
9/12
   Very pleasant.  Had quite a number of calls, U. Ike, U. Abe, Mr. Croucher, 
   Willie Kirby & his father came to make cider & U. Ike & Charlie were here all 
   the morning making cider.  Pa & Ma went to the village.  I wrote a letter to 
   Sarah.  10 1/2 o'clock.
9/13
   Clear.  I didnot go to Church.  I went to S.S.  Henry & Kate VanAllen, Mrs. 
   VanAllen & the children were here in the afternoon.  Johnnie Suydam, Johnnie 
   Vanderveer, Foster Burtis & George VanNostrand spent the evening here & about 
   10 1/2 o'clock Charlie DeBeVoise & Larry Suydam came here.  How are those 
   mush-melons.  11 1/2 o'clock.
9/14
   Quite cloudy.  I went down to the butcher's in the morning.  A. Anna & A. 
   Mary spent the day here & U. Abe & U. Gabe came to supper.  Anna & Phebe 
   VanSiclen & Carrie Bergen called here in the afternoon.  9 1/2 o'clock.
9/15
   Clear.  I went to the village for Mrs. Rogers to wash.  George Hendrickson & 
   Mary Lib. spent the evening here.  George had his violin & we had plenty of 
   music.  George gave his picture to us.  Mart. VanSiclen spent the evening 
   here.  11 o'clock.
9/16
   Had a splendid rain.  Charlie D.B.V. called in the morning.  We put up 
   Annie's quilt & quilted all the afternoon.  9 o'clock.
9/17
   Rain all day.  We spent the day in quilting.  Pa went to market.  9 o'clock.
9/18
   Rain all day again, quite a storm we are having.  Pa went to market.  
   Schoonmaker Amberman called in the evening.
9/19
   Rather stormy yet.  Uncle Ike & Charlie came here to make cider.  In the 
   afternoon Pa, Charlie, Annie, Elouise & Jimmy went to the meadows.  Ma & I 
   quilted & finished the quilt, rather smart, I think.  Pa & Ma went to the 
   village.  9 1/2 o'clock.
9/20
   Clear in the morning, stormy in the afternoon & rain at night.  I went to 
   Church in the morning.  We did not go to S.S. as it was stormy.  Mary & 
   George were here in the afternoon.  Frank Lott, Mart. VanSiclen & Johnnie 
   Suydam spent the evening here.  Frankie asked me to go to the Agriculural 
   Fair with him , but as I was engaged, I had to refuse.  Too bad, don't give 
   up, Frankie.  11 1/2 o'clock.
9/21
   Clear for a variety.  Pa & Uncle Gabe went out gunning.  I am writing with 
   Frank Lott's pencil & he has got my motto ring.  Ma & I went to the village.  
   I called at Laura Brinkerhoff's.  She wants me to play a duet with her at a 
   concert in the Methodist Church Monday eve.  Mr. Clary asked me to play it.  
   9 o'clock.
9/22
   Very pleasant.  I took Ma & Annie to the village, they went to Brooklyn & I 
   brought Mrs. Rogers up to wash.  I went after them in the afternoon.  I 
   called at Laura B's & we practiced our duet.  Ma got me a pair of star 
   earrings & a red neck-tie.  I got a letter from Sarah Schenck.  9 1/2 
   o'clock.
9/23
   Very pleasant.  Ma & I went to the village.  Ma went to Mrs. Huntting's 
   funeral & I went to Laura B's. to call, but we are not going to play our duet 
   at the concert.  Frank Lott brought Jennie Williamson here in the evening to 
   call, I took a little ride with them.  I got a letter from sister Sarah.  
   They are coming home Saturday.  10 1/2 o'clock.
9/24
   Clear. Ma brought Mrs. George Powell & family up here to spend the day.  
   Uncle Gabe came here & staid until Saturday.  Mrs. Powell came in the 
   morning.  10 1/2 o'clock.
9/25
   Very pleasant.  Uncle Gabe went to market with Pa.  Annie & I went to 
   see Addie Williamson, she is quite sick.  9 1/2 o'clock.
9/26
   Pleasant.  I took Ma to the village in the morning.  She is going for 
   Grandma & Sarah.  They all arrived at home safely about 9 o'clock.  Pa &
   Uncle Gabe went to Creedmoor to see a grand shooting match.  10 o'clock.
9/27
   Very pleasant.  I did not go to Church.  Aunt Anna brought the children here. 
    I went to Sunday School.  Uncle Abe & A. Anna were here to supper.  We had 
    no company in the evening for a variety.  Went to bed 10 o'clock.
9/28
   Clear.  Ma took Sarah & Elouise to school.  Pa, Ma & I went to an 
   Entertainment in the Methodist Church.  It was very interesting.  11 
   o'clock.
9/29
   Stormy.  I took Sarah & Elouise to school.  Had a little chat with Foster 
   Burtis.  Mr. & Mrs. VanSlyke were coming here, but the storm prevented them.  
   9 o'clock.
9/30
   Pleasant.  Annie & I went to Dip. Eldert's & staid until Friday.  We walked 
   to the village & went down in the steam cars.  Mrs. Eldert, Lizzie & Phebe 
   went with us & we called in there a few minutes to see Lizzie's baby before 
   we went over to Dip.'s.  10 o'clock.
10/1
   Pleasant, but cool.
10/2
   Pleasant.  Annie & I came home in the afternoon.  Called on Sarah Eldert.  
   Annie & the baby went to the cars with us, & Dip. & John Henry Eldert 
   appeared on the scene to help us get on the cars.  Had to walk home from 
   Jamaica.  9 o'clock.
10/3
   Pleasant.  Vary busy working all the morning.  Pa & Ma went to the village.  
   9 1/2 o'clock.
10/4
   Clear & quite cool.  I went to Church in the morning.  I went to Sunday 
   School.  Uncle Jim, A. Kate & Theodore were here in the afternoon.  Frank 
   Lott, Johnnie Suydam, Johnnie Vanderveer, Abe Wyckoff & Johnnie Eldert spent 
   the evening here.  1 1/2 o'clock.
10/5
   Very pleasant.  Pa brought Mrs. VanSlyke, Mrs. Amerman, Minnie & the baby 
   here to spend the day.  Ma took them home in the afternoon.  9 o'clock.
10/6
   Clear.  Aunt Maria came here in the afternoon to stay until after the Fair.  
   Johnnie Powell came here in the evening.  10 1/2 o'clock.
10/7
   Not very pleasant, nevertheless, we went out to the Fair at Mineola.  We all 
   went in Uncle Ike's market wagon.  Mary Lib. & I went together & had a very 
   nice time.  Had quite a little chat with "Brammie", he helped us in the 
   wagon.  Charlie Covert treated us to some candy & gave us a picture.  Arrived 
   at home before dark.  9 o'clock.
10/8
   Quite stormy.  Pa, Ma, Grandma & Sarah went out to the Fair in the big 
   carriage.  Annie went with Frank Lott & I went with Abe Wyckoff, about noon.  
   We had a very nice time.  Had our dinner out to the Fair & had our supper at 
   Lane's.  It rained very fast in the evening & we had to stay at Lane's until 
   10 o'clock.  Saw lots of folks & had a good time in general.  Abe & Frank 
   staid here until about 12 o'clock.  12 1/2 o'clock.
10/9
   Very pleasant.  Ritie & Lottie Lott & Gertie Gulick came here in the morning 
   & went to the Fair with us in the market wagon.  Mary Lib. went with us part 
   of the way, then went with Frank H.  Annie went with Johnnie Suydam.  I met 
   Lib. Kolyer out there & we went together all day.  Had a fine time.  Saw a 
   great many people that we know.  We met Abe Wyckoff & Frank Lott & they 
   called here & spent the evening.  Abe, Frank & Johnnie S.  Lib. Kolyer staid 
   here all night.  11 1/2 o'clock.
10/10
   Clear, most of the day, although it rained in morning.  I went home with Lib. 
   Kolyer.  We went to Mr. Burrough's in the morning.  Started for home in the 5 
   o'clock train.  Staid at Grandpa's all night.  We didn't get there until 
   dark.  10 o'clock.
10/11
   Clear.  Lib., Annie & myself went to Old Bushwick Church in the morning with 
   Grandpa.  Mr. Meeker is there yet.  We went to S.S.  I taught a class.  I 
   staid at Lib's all night.  10 o'clock.
10/12
   Clear.  Lib., Annie & I went to Brooklyn in the afternoon.  I staid at 
   Grandpa's.  Lib., Annie & I went to prayer meeting at Ann Lib. Kinsey's.  10 
   o'clock.
10/13
   Very pleasant.  I spent the day at Ann Libbie's.  Lottie Colyer was there.  I 
   staid to Lib's all night & we went to singing school in the Church.  10 
   o'clock.
10/14
   Quite pleasant.  I called at Matthew's in the afternoon.  Staid at Grandpa's 
   all night.  9 o'clock.
10/15
   Clear.  I came home from Bushwick in the afternoon.  Called at Sarah 
   Gulick's, but she wasn't home.  Aunt Allie & children & Mrs. White were at 
   Grandpa's.  10 o'clock.
10/16
   Clear.  Mary came over here.  9 o'clock.
10/17
   Pleasant.  Pa, Sarah, Elouise, U. Gabe, Mary & George went chestnutting up in 
   the hills.  They got 16 qts.  Lillie Holmes & Gertie Stockholm came here 
   alone & staid until Monday.  I went to the village, saw Mart. VanSiclen.  We 
   had our parlor stove changed & had a new one put up.  10 o'clock.
10/18
   Very cold.  I went to Church in the morning.  Mary Lib. was there & sat with 
   us.  Had a chat with Johnnie Suydam.  We did not go to S.S. as the wind blew 
   very hard.  9 1/2 o'clock.
10/19
   Clear.  Pa, Lillie & Gertie, Sarah, Elouise & myself went out chestnutting in 
   Morrell's woods & we got 22 qts.  Lillie & Gertie went home.  I went to Mary 
   Lib's & staid all night, as her Pa isn't home.  George Hendrickson spent the 
   evening there.  11 o'clock.
10/20
   Very pleasant.  I came home in the morning.  Annie came home from New Utrecht 
   yesterday.  We are cleaning house.  Mrs. Rogers is here.
10/21
   Clear.  Very busy cleaning house all day.  Pa, Ma, Annie & I spent the 
   evening at John H. Brinkerhoff's.  I wrote a letter to A. Sarah.  12 o'clock.
10/22
   Pleasant.  House cleaning.  I took Sarah & Elouise to school & brought Mrs. 
   Rogers up here.  Johnnie Powell called here in the afternoon.  9 o'clock.
10/23
   Very pleasant.  Mrs. Rogers was here.  We finished cleaning house.  Pa, Ma & 
   Grandma called at Mr. Amerman's in the evening.  9 1/2 o'clock.
10/24
   Clear.  Uncle Ike called in the morning.  Pa, Ma, Annie & I went to the 
   village in the evening.  We called at Mr. VanSlyke's.  Had a little walk with 
   John Bergen & Frank Lott.  Saw quite a number that we knew.  11 o'clock.
10/25
   Clear.  I did not go to Church in the morning.  I went to S.S.  Johnnie 
   Suydam, David Springsteen, Abe Wyckoff & John K. Vanderveer of New Lots spent 
   the evening here.  I had a present of a package of chestnuts from Davie.  12 
   1/2 o'clock.
10/26
   Clear.  George Hendrickson, Nary Lib. & Charlie spent the evening here.  
   George brought his violin & we had plenty of music.  Mary Lib. took my album 
   home.  11 o'clock.
10/27
   Clear.  Ma went to Brooklyn.  Uncle John & A. Sarah spent the day here.  Mrs. 
   Rogers washed for us.  I took here home & went to the village for Ma.  9 
   o'clock.
10/28
   Clear.  Charlie D. called here in the morning.  Grandma spent the day at U. 
   Frank's.  9 1/2 o'clock.
10/29
   Pleasant.  Charlie D. called here in the morning.  In the evening Pa, Ma & 
   myself went to the mite or serving society at Mrs. Degraw's.  We had a very 
   nice time.  10 1/2 o'clock.
10/30
   Pleasant.  I took Grandma to Bushwick in the afternoon.  She went to Aunt 
   Hattie's.  I staid to Grandpa's all night.  U. Gabe & A. Mary were staying 
   there.  We went to prayer meeting in the Church.  Spoke to George Terry.  11 
   o'clock.
10/31
   Pleasant.  I went to Brooklyn alone.  I got some honey-comb canvass & worsted 
   for a tidy & some wash blond.  I called at A. Hattie's for Lillie to show mw 
   how to make a tidy.  I came up home in the afternoon.  Pa & Ma were to the 
   village.  I saw Mart. VanSiclen, had quite a chat with him.  Arrived home 
   about 8 1/2 o'clock.
11/1
   Pleasant, but quite cool.  I went to Church in the morning & to Sunday 
   School.  We called at A. Anna's.  10 o'clock.
11/2
   Clear.  Aunt Anna brought Gertie & Mamie here as she is cleaning house.  They 
   staid here all day.  9 1/2 o'clock.
11/3
   Very pleasant.  Election Day.  Sarah did not go to school.  9 o'clock.
11/4
   Very pleasant.  Annie & I went out calling around the neighborhood for Bible 
   Society money.  Annie drove & I had to go in at all the places.  Had quite a 
   chat with Foster B.  Sarah & Elouise staid to Lizzie D's.  9 1/2 o'clock.
11/5
   Not very pleasant.  Ma went to Bushwick for Grandma.  Annie, Jimmie & myself 
   were home alone day.  Mary Lib. came over in the afternoon & staid all night. 
   Foster Burtis & Charlie D. spent the evening here.  Mary Lib. & I went to the 
   village for Ma & Grandma.  10 1/2 o'clock.
11/6
   Very pleasant.  Uncle Peter Hulst called here.  Mary Lib. & I took a ride in 
   the afternoon.  We called at Gertie S's, took her some cauliflower.  Went to 
   the blacksmith's, had the carriage fixed.  Called at U. John D.B.V.'s & left 
   Mary Lib. at her house.  9 1/2 o'clock.
11/7
   Very pleasant.  Pa & Ma went to New York & Bought Annie & I each a handsome 
   black silk dress.  Uncle Abe Stockholm & Liddy were here in the evening.  10 
   o'clock.
11/8
   Very pleasant.  I went to Queens Church in the morning with U. Abe.  I went 
   to S.S., got a new scholar, John Ditmas.  Pa & Ma went to Grandpa's.  Whit. 
   Powell, Theodore Lawrence, Mart. VanSiclen, Johnnie Suydam & Johnnie 
   Vanderveer, Foster Burtis, Frank Hendrickson & Larry Suydam spent the evening 
   here.  1 1/2 o'clock.
11/9
   Clear.  I took Sarah & Elouise to school & went after them.  Andrew D.B.V., 
   Abbie & Hester, Uncle Abe & A. Anna were here to supper.  Mamie was here all 
   day.  I received a letter in the afternoon & in the evening John & Sarah 
   Schenck came here, they staid until 10 1/2 o'clock.  11 o'clock.
11/10
   Clear.  Mrs. Rogers washed for us.  Sarah & Elouise went to school & staid at 
   Mrs. Lott's all night.  Pa, Ma, Annie went to the village & left me home 
   alone.  I took Grandma to Uncle John D's.  9 o'clock.
11/11
   Clear.  I went to the village in the afternoon with Ma.  I got my black silk 
   basque fitted by Helen Kolyer.  9 1/2 o'clock.
11/12
   Clear.  Ma & Annie went to the village in the morning.  Annie & I went to 
   Mary Lib's & staid all night.  Johnnie Suydam & J. Vanderveer spent the 
   evening there.  12 o'clock.
11/13
   Clear & cold.  Annie & I came home early in the morning from Mary L's.  We 
   went to Sarah Schenck's in the afternoon to make them a visit.  We staid 
   there nearly a week.  10 o'clock.
11/14
   Clear & cold.  Sarah had her Sunday School scholars at her house in the 
   afternoon.  10 o'clock.
11/15
   We went to Church in the morning & to S.S. in the afternoon.  Julia Colyer 
   walked home with us & we called at Mrs. Stoothoff's for Kate.  In the evening 
   John Bergen, Abe Wyckoff, Dave Springsteen, Pete Williamson & Johnnie Eldert 
   were at Sarah's.  Dave gave me his picture.  1 o'clock.
11/16
   Clear.  Sarah, Annie & I went to Brooklyn.  Had a very nice time.  Got our 
   dinner at Anderson's.  I left my watch at Chase's to be fixed.  9 o'clock.
11/17
   Clear.  Sarah, Cornelia, Annie & myself spent the day at Lizzie Rapelyea's, 
   New Lots.  John Bergen & Abe Wyckoff spent the evening at Sarah's, had a very 
   nice time.  1 1/2 o'clock.
11/18
   Very pleasant.  In the afternoon Sarah, Julia Colyer, Annie & myself went to 
   Kate Stoothoff's, staid to tea.  10 o'clock.
11/19
   Annie & I started early in the morning for home.  Pa met us in the village.  
   Aunt Anna, Aunt Mary, Mrs. Schoonmaker & the children spent the day here.  Pa 
   & Ma went to the mite society at Mrs. Ryder's.
11/20
   Clear.  Sarah staid to Lizzie DeBeVoise's all night.  9 o'clock.
11/21
   Clear & cold.  Pa & Ma took Grandma to New Utrecht, she is going to stay.  9 
   o'clock.
11/22
   Clear all day, but rain at night.  I went to Church in the morning & to S.S. 
   in the afternoon.  Johnnie Suydam, Johnnie Vanderveer & Will. Tillotson spent 
   the evening here.  11 1/2 o'clock.
11/23
   Stormy.  Sarah & Elouise did not go to school.  9 o'clock.
11/24
   Clear.  Annie went to A. Anna's all day to take care of the children.  I went 
   there in the afternoon & Annie went to singing school.  George Hendrickson & 
   Mary Lib. came here in the evening.  10 1/2 o'clock.
11/25
   Clear.  I staid at home all day.  9 o'clock.
11/26
   Thanksgiving Day.  Pa, Ma, Annie & I spent the day at A. Anna's.  All of her 
   folks were there.  Abe Wyckoff, Johnnie Eldert, Frank Lott, Mart. VanSiclen, 
   Johnnie Suydam & Mary Lib. spent the evening here.  Had a box of grapes & a 
   present of a piece of music from Abe.  Abe lent me a microscope to put on my 
   watch chain & he took my fan.  2 o'clock.
11/27
   Very pleasant.  Charlie Henry & Charlie F. Lott came here to stay.  We had 
   the sewing society of our Church here in the evening.  There was quite a 
   crowd here.  Lizzie D. & Lottie Lott staid all night.  12 1/2 o'clock.
11/28
   The weather is rather dubious to-day.  The two Charlie's went home in the 
   afternoon.  Lizzie & Lottie went home also.  Pa & Ma went to the village.  I 
   went over to A. Anna's & took her chairs home.  9 1/2 o'clock.
11/29
   Rain in the morning, but cleared off toward night.  Pa & Ma went to Church in 
   the morning.  We did not go to S.S.  George VanNostrand & Whit. Powell spent 
   the evening here.  11 1/2 o'clock.
11/30
   Clear & cold.  Annie & I went to Anna VanSiclen's & spent the afternoon & 
   evening.  We staid there until 9 o'clock, when the all, (Anna, Phebe, Abie & 
   Sarah Schenck) came home with us & staid about an hour.  We had a gay time.  
   10 1/2 o'clock.
12/1
   Clear & not so extremely cold for the first day of Winter.  Uncle Ike, Uncle 
   Gabe, Charlie, Mary, &c are over here helping kill swine.  Pa, Ma, Annie & 
   Sarah went to a surprise party at Mr. Battie's.  I staid at home & kept 
   house.  We had some snow.  1 o'clock.
12/2
   Very pleasant.  We took care of A. Anna's Mamie all the afternoon.  8 1/2 
   o'clock.
12/3
   Clear.  I went to the village in the morning.  Annie & I went to the school 
   house to practice for the Christmas Tree.  Called at A. Anna's.  Abe Wyckoff 
   spent the evening here.  Pa & Ma went to sewing society at Mrs. Sprader's.  
   12 o'clock.
12/4
   Clear.  Ma & Annie went down to Mr. VanSlyke's in the afternoon.  We received 
   an invitation to Kate Lott's wedding.  9 o'clock.
12/5
   Clear.  All the folks went to Church & left me home alone.  Annie & Sarah 
   were taken in the Church, also Lizzie D. Hester & Gertie Gulick all joined 
   the Church, how thankful & happy we should be.
12/6
   Clear all day, but rain in the night.  Communion Sunday.  I did not go to 
   Church, all the rest went.  I went to S.S.  Will Mitchell, George Way, 
   Johnnie Suydam, Johnnie Vanderveer, Johnnie Eldert & Tom Napier spent the 
   evening here.  Tom lent me his ring.  2 o'clock.
12/7
   Very pleasant.  Quite a day of adventures.  Well, in the morning Pa, Ma, 
   Annie & I went to Uncle Ike's to help kill swine.  About 1 1/2 o'clock Abe 
   Wyckoff & Frank Lott came there & staid until 3 1/2 o'clock, when we all 
   started for home.  Abe, Frank, Annie & I in a buggy.  When about half way 
   home, we met Georgie coming back with our carriage, so Abe & I got out & we 
   came home in separate conveyances.
12/8
   Clear.  Sarah & Elouise did not go to school.  9 1/2 o'clock.
12/9
   Clear & cold.  Pa & Ma went to New Utrecht to bring Grandma home.  I wrote a 
   letter to A. Sarah.  Abe Wyckoff & Johnnie Suydam spent the evening here.  
   Abe & I took a ride.  1 o'clock.
12/10
   Clear.  We have all got very bad colds.  I guess we have got the Epizootic, 
   or something of that sort.  May & George called.  9 1/2 o'clock.
12/11
   Clear.  Pa went to market & Ma went to Brooklyn.  She got fringe, gimp & 
   buttons for our silk fresses.  They gave Annie a present of a gold watch 
   chain.  10 o'clock.
12/12
   Very pleasant.  Pa went to New York.  Ma went to the village.  9 o'clock.
12/13
   Clear.  I went to Church & Sunday School.  We called at Aunt Anna's after 
   S.S.  Johnnie Suydam made a short call here & brought me my album.  Mart. 
   VanSiclen spent the evening here & Abe Wyckoff came for him & he stais about 
   an hour.  1 o'clock.
12/14
   Stormy in the morning & cleared off, dreadful cold.  Addie Schoonmake spent 
   the evening here.  12 o'clock.
12/15
   Very cold.  Pa, Ma Annie & Sarah went to a party at Uncle Abie D.B.V.'s.  Abe 
   Wyckoff spent the evening here.  2 1/2 o'clock.
12/16
   Quite pleasant.  Annie & I went to Brooklyn, quite an extraordinary event.  
   We each got a new pair of shoes, some fringe, lace, &c.
12/17
   Rather stormy in the morning, but clear in the afternoon.  Kate Lott's 
   wedding day.  All of Uncle Aaron's folks, Addie Bergen, Charlie Henry & C. F. 
   came here & staid all night.  Pa, Ma, Grandma, Annie & I went to the wedding 
   & had a very nice time.  I danced nearly every set, with different ones; J. 
   Bergen, A. Bergen, Whit. Powell, Jerry Lott, Ed. Weeden, Charlie Lott, Mr. 
   Rowe.  Arrived at home 2 o'clock.  2 1/2 o'clock.
12/18
   Clear & cold.  All of the New Utrecht folks went home in the morning.  Jerry 
   & Mollie Spedding came here in the afternoon & staid to supper.  Uncle Abe 
   called here in the evening.  9 o'clock.
12/19
   Clear. Pa & Ma went to Bushwick.  Uncle Abe & A. Anna brought the children 
   here.  We took care of them all day, as they went to Brooklyn.  9 1/2 
   o'clock.
12/20
   Snow in the morning & rain in the evening, very unpleasant.  Pa, Ma, Grandma 
   & Sarah went to Church.  I did not go to Church or S.S.  There was no one 
   here in the evening, as it was too stormy.  10 o'clock.
12/21
   Clear & good sleighing.  About 2 o'clock in the afternoon Abe Wyckoff came 
   here in his sleigh & we took a ride to Hempstead.  Stopped at Lane's, had our 
   supper.  Annie went with Johnnie Suydam & Charlie D. took Phebe VanSiclen.  
   We all went together, had a very nice time.  I saw Dolly White & Annie 
   Wyckoff & Charlie & George Vanderwater at Lane's.  Frank Lott & Mart. 
   VanSiclen came here for us to go sleigh-riding, but we were gone.  We got 
   home 10 o'clock.  Johnnie went home 10 1/2 o'clock & Abe went 12 1/2 o'clock. 
   1 o'clock.
12/22
   Clear all day, but rain in the evening.  We went over to Uncle Abe's in the 
   evening to make little fancy bags for the Christmas Tree.  10 1/2 o'clock.
12/23
   Very Pleasant.  Uncle Abe called.  Charlie D. called here, came here in a 
   sleigh.  We went to Uncle Abe's in the evening to practice for the Christmas 
   Tree.  I wrote a letter to A. Sarah.  10 o'clock.
12/24
   Clear.  I went to the village with Ma in the morning.  Mary & George were 
   here in the evening.  We fixed our Christmas tree.  Santa Claus brought Jimmy 
   a sleigh & pair of boots & tool chest &c.  10 1/2 o'clock.
12/25
   Christmas Day.  A Merry Christmas to all.  I received a pocket-book for my 
   Christmas & a lamp mat from Sarah & various other trivial articles.  Pa, Ma, 
   Annie & I went to Oakley Ketcham's in the evening to a sort of a reception.  
   12 1/2 o'clock.
12/26
   Clear, but dreadful walking.  Sarah & I walked over to A. Anna's in the 
   morning, I went to Sunday School to help fix the Christmas Tree.  We all 
   staid to A. Anna's to dinner.  Grandpa, Lib. Kolyer, & Annie & Kate Matthews 
   were there.  We had the Tree in the afternoon & had a very nice time.  Annie 
   & Sarah went to the village.  10 o'clock.
12/27
   Clear.  I went to Church in the morning & to S.S. in the afternoon.  In the 
   evening I went to the Anniversary in our Church with Abe Wyckoff & Annie went 
   with Johnnie Suydam.  Had a very nice time.  Saw a great many people that I 
   knew.  Abe & Johnnie staid here until 12 o'clock.  12 1/2 o'clock.
12/28
   Rather stormy.  Pa & Ma went to New York.
12/29  BLANK
12/30
   Clear & cold.  Annie & I went to Brooklyn, had a fine time.  Saw a great many 
   that we knew.  Went for New Year's things.  Mart. VanSiclen & John K. 
   Vanderveer spent the evening here.  1 o'clock.
12/31
   Very busy all day fixing for New Years.  John Bergen brought Sarah Schenck 
   here to spend New Years with us.  11 1/2 o'clock.
1.  Frank J. Lott         24
2.  Martin VanSiclen      21
3.  George Terry           5
4.  Abie Stockholm         5
5.  Foster Burtis         17
6.  Charlie DeBeVoise     12
7.  Whit. Powell           8
8.  George Way             3
9.  Will Mitchell          3
10. Jimmy Nostrand         1
11. Hance Cain             1   got married
12. Jerry Lott             4
13. John Bergen           10
14. Abe Wyckoff           25
15. Charlie Kay            3
16. Sam. Colton            2
17. Johnnie Powell         6
18. Erv. Case              1
19. Robert Steele          1
20. David Springsteen      4
21. Steve Powell           1
22. David VanWicklen       3
23. John Vanderveer        3   New Lots
24. Addie Schoonmaker      3
25. George Morrell         1
26. Frank J. Hendrickson   4
27. Johnnie Suydam        20
28. Larry Suydam           3
29. Edward J. Duryee       1
30. Ike VanAlst            1
31. Leviness Wardell       1
32. Charlie Covert         1
33. Johnnie Vanderveer     8
34. George VanNostrand     3
35. Ben. Bergen            2
36. George Hendrickson     4
37. Charlie Young          3
38. Lin. Young             3
39. Peter Williamson       1
40. Johnnie Eldert         4
41. Theodore Lawrence      1
42. Will Tillotson         1
43. Tom Napier             2
   
Names of some of the gentlemen that I have been out riding with;
1.  John J. Bergen         2
2.  Abe Wyckoff            5
3.  Whit. Powell           2
4.  Steve Whealey          4
5.  Frank J. Lott          5
6.  Jimmy Lott             1
7.  Charlie Carpenter      1
8.  Jerry Lott             4
9.  Charlie DeBeVoise      3
10. Johnnie Eldert         1
11. Julius Gratz           1
Persons that I have given my visiting cards to;
1.  Frank J. Lott
2.  Martin VanSicklen
3.  Johnnie Powell
4.  Erv. Case
5.  Charlie D.BeVoise
6.  Mame D.BeVoise
7.  Lib. Kolyer
8.  Annie Kolyer
9.  Aunt Cynthia Lott
10. Aunt Sarah Brower
11. Lottie Husson
12. Sam. Colton
13. Robert Steele
14. Etta Lott
15. Carrie Lott
16. Theo. Amberman
17. Lizzie A. DeBeVoise
18. Hester E. DeBeVoise
19. Charlie Kay
20. Abe Wyckoff
21. Abie Stockholm
22. Ritie Lott
23. Frank Hendrickson
24. Libbie Dayton
25. Emily Williamson
26. Johnnie Suydam
27. Sarah E. Schenck
28. Whit. Powell
29. George Terry
30. Charlie Young
31. Lin. Young
32. Kate Matthews
33. Lottie Lott
34. John K. Vanderveer
Frank J. Lott
   Jamaica South
   
Abe Wyckoff
   New Lotts
   
John P. Vanderveer
   Woodhaven
Lizzie DeBeVoise is my name
  Jamaica is my station
Lucky is the man
  That makes the alteration.