June 3, 1888, Sunday
Beautiful but very hot. We all but
Mother Father went to church in the morning – I walked home with Fannie Pearsons after church and as I met her just outside – she was looking very well – Mother, Belle, Joe & I went to ride in the P.M. with Jennie & the white horse (saddle) hitched together – they went very well except when it was necessary to back when Jennie reared up very badly –
June 4, 1888, Monday
Beautiful but hot – Went to the mill in the A.M. and in the P.M. to ride to Springfield with Mother, Belle, & Joe – we had Jennie & the white horse & Joe drove them – I stopped to see Simmonds about some Fitchburg [braids] which he wishes to sell Father @ 1.03. I told him Father would take them if he would go up to Holyoke this P.M. – Had a bad headache today so after returning from Springfield went horseback riding with Belle – had a good time
June 5, 1888, Tuesday
Beautiful day – Started on very Western trip at 11 o’clock today over the Holyoke & Westfield and reached Auburn at 8:50 without accident or anything of interest –Found Libbie doing finely – was up waiting for me and yesterday she walked for the first time – I cannot see the baby looks like either Libbie or Wm. H. it is very small – weighing only 7 lbs when born – I think Libbie has a splendid nurse –
June 6, 1888, Wednesday
Beautiful day – Remained at Auburn until 5:35 P.M. when left for Rochester. Spent the whole time with Libbie and guess both of us enjoyed it – Mr. Hubbard officiated at two church weddings today – Arrived at Rochester at 8:40 and after having supper looked up Abbott and talked with him until 11 o’clock – Am stopping at the Powers Hotel which is very good. Grover Cleveland (president) was today nominated again for the presidency by the democratic party at St. Louis
June 7, 1888, Thursday
Cold & raw – Went around with Abbott to all the trade and am much surprised at the size
of the concerns here – had no idea they were so large – was well received by all of
them and am glad I stopped over – went out to see the city this P.M. and I should not
object at all living in Rochester. Left Rochester on the Vestibule train at 6:50 this P.M.
and expect to arrive in Chicago at 9:50 tomorrow morning – Allen G. Thurman of Ohio was today nominated for vice president by the democratic party at St. Louis.
June 8, 1888, Friday
Beautiful day – Arrived in Chicago on time 9:50 A.M. Chicago time and sent my satchel to the Hotel Richelieu and went myself to the store where I find everybody & eveything. O.K. – Arthur Warren is here in this city at the Palmer and I think I shall leave the Richelieu and go to the Palmer – the Richelieu is with a European plan $3.00 per day for room – it is a very swell hotel overlooking the lake – Took a bath at the Palmer House .50 cts. very good as I am awful dirty as the ride here has been very dusty.
June 9, 1888, Saturday
Beautiful day but very warm – Recd. letter from Father saying everything was going on splendidly at the house – Store closed early it being Saturday so Luce [Austern] & I went around to see the city – I am very much surprised at the growth of Chicago & the beautiful buildings that have been and are being put up in this respect I think Chicago is ahead of N.Y. City.