Josephine Matilda deZeng
Geneva, New York
This morning being pleasant. Papa & I rode up to see Mag & "Dill." We found the Standing Committee there, & all in a bustle preparing for dinner. I then went in to Genl. Swift's with my Norma songs. Miss Sarah seemed quite delighted. They urged me to stay all day. I then went to Aunt Sarah & sat with Pa till nearly 1 o 'clock, we then came home to dinner. It rained furiously all the afternoon. Uncle Edward came in to tea & spent the evening. I thought we seemed rather dull, perhaps because the Twamlies are going away.
Wrote to May this morning to send by Mr. Strong, but it got down to the office too late. I shopped & called on Miss McKay. This afternoon started for Miss & Mrs. Nicholas's, but meeting Sue Clark & M. DeL. turned back & walked with them as far as Mrs. Ayrault's, then went on to see Mrs. Dorsey about Kit's hat. Ed DeLancey spent the evening here, for a wonder lately.
It rained very hard this morning. I sewed all day until about 5 o'clock & then dressed for Miss DeLancey's, she having sent for me to come & take tea with Cordelia & Mag. Edward DeLancey & Paul Cooper came too. We had a very pleasant visit indeed, at least I had. The Misses DeL. talked about France & Italy —& all else that would amuse —
On finding a bowl which some months before had been sent to me with something nice in, when I was sick—
Dear Rachel, I was shocked to-day