Elizabeth E. DeBeVoise 1/4/1872 I commenced a painting. I hired a picture from Myer's, a "winter scene in Berlin". 1/20 J. D. A.'s. Pa & Ma went to New York and got handsome shawls for Ma & Aunt Sarah, which Grandma gave them. $60. Paisly shawls. $120. for the two. 1/21 I went to Church in the morning. Pa was put in as an Elder. I went to S.S. Mr. Powell came home with us. 1/22 I received a letter from A. Sarah. 1/23 I wrote a letter from A. Sarah. 1/24 Isaac Amberman & Uncle Abie D.B.V. called. 1/25 We all spent the evening at A. Kate's. Housson's & Remsen's were there. Jane Lane was here all night. Annie went home with U. Ike. I painted nearly all day on my picture "winter scene in Berlin". I am getting along very well with it. 1/26 Jennie Duryea, Ettie & Annie called here. Jane Lane went home from home and & went all night at U. Ike's. 1/27 Jimmie & Jerrie Lott & A. Kate called here. A. Maria was here. 1/28 I went to Church in the morning and to S.S. I went to Church in the evening. Jimmie & Jerry Lott went to our Church and came here & staid all night. 1/29 Very cold. They did not go home as it was so cold. In the evening Jimmie & I went in his buggy & Pa, Ma, Annie & Jerry went to Isaac Amberman's silver wedding. We had a very nice time. 1/30 The boys went home this morning. 1/31 I received a letter from Emmie W. 2/2 Pa, Ma, Annie & I spent the evening at Emmie Williamson's. Lizzie D.B.V. staid here all night. 2/3 Quite a snow storm. 2/4 I went to Church in the morning. We did not go to S.S. as the snow was too deep. 2/6 Pa, Ma, Annie & Sarah spent the evening at Hendrick Lott's. Uncle Abe came for me to go home with him & help take care of the baby. 2/7 I wrote a letter to Libbie Dayton. Annie wrote to A. Sarah. Pa, Ma & Grandma went to Uncle Abe's. Mr. Nichol's &c. are there. Pa & Ma went to Bushwick. I came home from there this morning. 2/8 Annie D. came here in the afternoon and staid all night. John Kolyer & wife spent the day here. 2/9 Dip. Eldert came here for Annie D. & spent the evening. Uncle Abm. Stockholm & Liddie spent the afternoon here. 2/10 I received a letter from Libbie H. Dayton and one from A. Sarah. 2/11 I did not go to Church in the morning. I went to S.S. In the aft. we went to A. Kate's and to the Methodist Church as there was no service at our Church. The 1st time I went to the Methodist Church. Mrs. Morrell & Allie Morrell went up to the altar. 2/12 Uncle Abe & Aunt Anna & Gertie were here. 2/13 U. Ike called. Pa, Ma, Grandma, Annie & Sarah went to Andrew D.B.V.'s to spend the eve. We had a shower, it thundered. I wrote to Emmie E. 2/14 I finished my painting picture, the first one I did at home, which I commenced Jan. 4, 1872. Annie went to M. A. Powell's and staid all night. 2/15 Annie came home and Marietta Lott & M. A. Powell came home with her. 2/16 Marietta & Mary Aletta went with us to spend the evening at John DeBeVoise's. Mary Libbie was there and quite a good many others. We had a pleasant time. In the morning Annie, Etta & Molly & myself called on Mary Libbie. Theodore Lott came here & staid until Sunday. 2/17 Pa & Ma went to Grandpa's. 2/18 I went to Church in the morning & evening, there was a large attendance and splendid sermon that brought them there. I went to S.S., we practiced for the Anniversary. 2/19 Uncle Abe & Mr. Croucher called. Pa & Ma went to Bushwick. Pa took my picture back that I hired on the 1st of Jan. 2/20 Mr. Porter, A. Hattie & Gertie came here. A. Hattie & Gertie staid until Thursday. In the evening we went to a surprise silver wedding given to George Higbie Springfield. We had a nice time. Gertie Gulick & A. Hattie went with us. Maggie Miller was there. 2/21 Pa, Ma, A. Hattie & Grandma went to see the steam shovel at Rocky Hill. Annie & Sarah went to Mary Lib's with Gertie Gulick. 2/22 Washington's Birthday. Quite a large company of us gave Marietta Lott a surprise party, about 20 young folks. We had a very nice time, we did not get home until 2 o'clock. Pa & Ma came there from the Temperance Lecture of Mr. VanSlyke. Pa had his violin and we danced nearly all the time. I went to supper with F. Nostrand, Mary Lib. with J. Powell, Annie with Ervie Case, Lib. Kolyer came up and went with us. 2/23 We went to Jim Lott's, Flushing. There was quite a good many there. They had a violin & flutino. We danced quite a good deal. Mr. Wyckoff took me & Mary L. to supper. Lib. Kolyer went home with Mary L. 2/24 Elbert Nostrand called here. Lib. Kolyer went home from Mary L's. 2/25 I went to Church in the morning, we did not go in the evening. Uncle Jim & A. Kate were here. We went to S.S. Mr. Kirby gave the school a lesson on the creation. 2/26 Sarah brought home some French writing paper, which Mrs. Hancock got for us. Pa called at Bennie Carpenter's. 2/27 Uncle Ike & Uncle Abe called. Pa, Ma & Annie spent the evening at Isaac Amberman's. I wrote a letter to A. Sarah. 2/28 Pa, Ma, Grandma & myself spent the evening at B. Carpenter's. William came up for Pa to go down to Grandpa's. 2/29 Sarah & I went to the village with Johnnie H. Annie received a letter from A. Sarah. 3/1 Pa went to Brooklyn and Ma, Grandma, Eloise & Jimmie spent the day at A. Kate's. 3/2 Quite a snow storm. We went to Church. It was preparatory sermon. Elbert Brinkerhoff's child was baptised. There were five persons united with the Church among them was Maggie Fleury. 3/3 Communion Sunday. I went to Church in the morning. I went to S.S. In the evening we went to the Anniversary of the D.R.S.S. Mr. VanSlyke & Mr. Lampman addressed the school. We called at Conrad's and saw Theresa's baby. Dr. Kissam vaccinated us all. 3/4 Ma, Annie & I called at Mr. VanSlyke's, from there we went to H. Lott's. In the evening there was quite a party of us went to Mary A. Powell's and gave her a surprise. Annie staid there and Mary L. & I went to Marietta's. Mamie Case & Evie were there. It snowed just before we went. 3/5 Mary Libby & I staid at Marietta's until afternoon when Charlie came after her and Johnnie came for me. 3/6 Very cold. Uncle Ike called. 3/7 We were invited to spend the evening at Mr. Berry's. Pa, Ma, Annie & I went. 3/8 BLANK 3/9 Pa, Ma & Sarah took Grandma to New Utrecht. 3/10 Quite stormy. We went to Church in the morning. There were very few out and we had to sit up in front of the Church. 3/11 Pa & Ma went to Grandpa's and to Brooklyn. Uncle Abe called. Ma got a new white over skirt. 3/12 It snowed. Pa & Ma went to Jamaica. They invited Harmy & Gertie, Mr. & Mrs. Housson & Uncle Abie's folks to Uncle Ike's surprise. Ma got me a set of tortoise shell earrings. 3/13 Very pleasant. 3/14 Pa, Ma, Sarah & I went to a surprise party at Smith Berry's, we had a very nice time. 3/15 Quite cold. Pa, Ma, Annie & Sarah spent the evening at N. Everitt's. 3/18 A very busy day getting ready for Uncle Ike's surprise party. 3/19 Ma brought Aunt Hattie and Lib K. from the village. Jimmy & Jerry Lott came in the aft. and we all went to a surprise party at U. Ike's. They presented him with a silver pitcher, goblets, &c. We staid until 3 o'clock and enjoyed ourselves very much. Jim, Jerry, Annie & I went together. Jim took me to supper. 3/20 I came to New Utrecht with Jimmy & Jerry to stay. We had a very nice ride, although rather cold. Mrs. Suydam was here when we got home and Nettie Spedding spent the evening here. 3/21 Uncle Charlie & A. Lany & Jim & Phebe spent the aft. here. In the evening Uncle Aaron & Aunt Cynthia, Jimmy & myself went to a Debate in the village of New Utrecht. Subject was "Which is preferable, Country or City life". Preferable Country Life. Nettie called. 3/22 We all spent the evening at Mr. Conover's. Enjoyed ourselves very much. Got acquainted with Nettie & Ellie Conover. I had an invitation to Mrs. Barnes's next Friday. Mary Spedding called. 3/23 Sarah Spedding called in the morning and in the aft. Jim, Jess, Charlie & myself went over there and spent the evening. We had chocolate ice-cream. Charlie Henry spent the day here. We had quite a snow storm. 3/24 Jim & I went to Church in the morning in his buggy. Uncle Aaron, Aunt Cynthia & Grandma went to Church in the carriage. We went to Church in the afternoon with the new horse. Jim & Jerry were both at home in the evening. 3/25 Jim & I went out riding in the morning. We went to Bay Ridge, past Fort Hamilton to Bath & to the clubhouse at Gravesend. It was very pleasant, we were out two hours. Nettie wanted me to go to the P.O. but I went over and staid with her awhile. We spent the aft. & evening at Maggie Berry's. The old folks came home early. Jim, Jerry & I staid until 11 o'clock. I got acquainted with Walter Berry. We had a very nice time. 3/26 Quite stormy. We went from A. Cynthia's to U. Charlie's to stay. Uncle Aaron, A. Cynthia, Jimmy & Jerry, Jim & Phebe spent the evening. The boys staid later than the rest. I learned how to play rousce[?]. 3/27 We all spent the evening at Phebe's. Grandma & I spent the day there. The boys came in the evening, Sarah was there too, we had a very nice time. 3/28 We were at U. Charlie's. 3/29 There were 6 of us went in the large carriage to Church in the aft. I had an invitation to go to Mr. Barnes's, but did not. 3/30 We spent the day at Barny's. Sarah went with us. Pa & Ma came after me in the cars. They came for me for our surprise party, but I did not know it at the time. 3/31 Easter Sunday. We went to our Church but Mr. VanSlyke was sick, so we went over to the Episcopal Church. It was the first time I had been there. It rained very hard. 4/2 Very pleasant. 4/3 We had a Surprise party, young folks from Queens. There were about 50 here, they sent out 100 inv. They were from Queens, Jamaica, &c. D. Rider & L. Woods, Johnnie H. & Dan H., C. Carpenter & M. Bergen, A. Baylis & Sarah Phraner, Frank Covert & Lizzie, Mary L. & Charlie, Johnnie Creed & Rene Hendrickson and a great many more. I was very much surprised. 4/4 I wrote a letter to A. Sarah telling her all about our party. 4/5 Annie & I staid all night at Mary L.'s, we slept in the spare bed-room. 4/6 We came home in the morning. 4/7 Rained all day. We went to Church in the morning. 4/8 Ma, Sarah & I called at Jennie Duryea's, the first time I had been there. She has every thing very nice. We went to the village and from there to Annie D's and I staid there all night. 4/9 Pa & Ma spent the aft. at Uncle Abie D.B.V.'s and I went home with them. Dip. came just as we were ready to come away. I helped Annie D. with her rosette quilt. 4/10 Uncle Charles & Aunt Lany, Nellie & Minnie brought Grandma home. They staid here to dinner and in the aft. Grandma went with them to A. Amelia's and Pa went after her about 6 o'clock. Annie & I called on Lottie Housson and when we came home we stopped at A. Anna's a while. We had five calls in the morning. 4/11 I painted nearly all day. 4/12 I finished my second painting at home, the "Old Oaken Bucket". I am going to give it to Mr. VanSlyke if he likes it. But he did not take it. 4/13 Ma & I went to Brooklyn in the aft. Ma called at Aunt Hattie's. I waited for her on Broadway because Gertie had the scarlet fever. I took the chrono, "Old Oaken Bucket" back the Myer's, he only charged a dollar for it and I had it six weeks. I brought home a small one, a Mill Pond. Paid 70 cts. for canvass. We waited in the village until 9 o'clock for Pa, he was in the barber's. I saw a great many I knew. 4/14 Very Pleasant. I went to Church in the morning. Annie & Sarah staid at home. A. Anna brought the baby over. I went to Sunday School for the first time in 5 weeks. Mr. Powell asked Annie & I to sing in the choir at Church. We are to have our Anniversary two weeks from today. 4/15 I painted the first coat on my little picture. Ma took Grandma & Sarah to Uncle Abe Stockholm's. 4/17 Ma took Annie & I to the village. We called at Mr. VanSlyke's and staid all night at H. Lott's. We went to lecture and afterward Theo. Amberman came in and staid until 11 o'clock. 4/18 Annie & I came from Marietta's. We called at Mrs. Powell's, Sarah was there. Aunt Anna spent the aft. here. I promised to paint her a small picture. 4/19 Jennie D. called. She went to the dentist's with Mary Libbie. She had 16 teeth extracted. 4/20 Charlie & Georgie called. Pa & Ma went to the village. 4/21 I did not go to Church in the morning. Aunt Anna brought the baby here. I took care of it. I went to S.S. Mr. Powell gave me Harmy's class. I went to Church at night. Johnnie brought his wife & Eddie here a while. 4/22 Annie & Sarah started to school. Mr. & Mrs. Van Slyke & Minnie called here in the aft. I gave him one of my oil paintings, he had his choice and chose the Monongahela Valley. They were very much pleased with it. I promised Mrs. Van Slyke a small picture which I am painting, Cooks Mill Pond, N.Y. Ma & I went there and took them a large piece of smoked beef, milk & butter. Sarah Ham was there. 4/23 Annie & Sarah went to school to Mrs. Fleury's. I spent the aft. at Mary Libbie's & Mary came home with me about 8 o'clock. 4/24 Mrs. VanSlyke gave us her picture when we were there Monday. It is a very good one. 4/25 Pa & Ma went to Grandpa's & to Brooklyn. They took my picture to Mr. VanSlyke's. I finished my first small painting of the Mill Pond. 4/26 A. Maria was here. I trimmed my spring hat. 4/27 Pa & Ma went to the village. 4/28 Ma staid at home in the morning, I went to Church. I was told that the dominie had a very handsome picture given him that week, and that the artist was Miss L. E. DeBeVoise. I went to S.S. and to the Presbyterian Anniversary in the evening. The Church was crowded. 4/29 Pa went to New York for potatoes. Uncle Abe & Aunt Anna drove around here. 4/30 Pa & Ma went to Grandpa's and to New York for our spring dresses. Ma wore her paisely shawl. They bought Annie & I a very nice Japanese silk and Grandma gave Ma one also. Ma bought a very nice piece of cheap goods, 18 cts. yd. for our common dresses. They also bought a piece of cambric muslin, 45 yds., at A. D. J.'s, New York. 5/1 Annie & Sarah went to school. 5/2 It rained in the morning, but cleared off, very pleasant in the aft. Ma took Jimmy to Jamaica. Johnnie Schenck came here in he aft., staid to supper and in the evening we had music & singing until nine o'clock. We commenced my dress and finished it Saturday night. 5/3 Very pleasant. 5/4 We finished my dress, it looks very nice. It is made in a polonaise. 5/5 I went to Church in the morning. We had our Anniversary in the school-house this afternoon. I have been a teacher but two weeks, so I received a book "Moses". Mr. Alliger addressed the school. J. Powell walked home with us. I went to the Queens Anniversary in the evening. C. C. came here and staid until 1/2 past eleven. 5/6 I did not feel very well as a had some fever. I painted some on my little picture. 5/7 Ma took our good dresses down to Ellen's for her to make. The masons were here fixing the kitchen wall. 5/11 Pa, Ma, Elouise & Jimmy went to Grandpa's. Annie wrote Lib. Kolyer a letter and I sent Mary Lib. one, as she was staying there. 5/12 I went to Church in the morning and evening. I went to S.S. & played on the organ as Annie had the chills. Dr. Kissam called. That was the time I took those 10 pills. 5/13 I took my jap silk down to Ellen to be made. 5/14 Pa, Ma, Annie & I spent the evening at Sarah Schenck's. Anna VanSiclen was there. We had a very nice time. Pa had his violin and we had music & singing. We played a game of parchesi and had real fun. 5/15 I brought my jap silk home from Ellen's as it was finished. I received a letter from Emmie W. Uncle Abe came for me to take care of the baby while A. Anna went down home, she came right back. I took the Bird's Nest and Hunting Scene pictures down to Myer's for him to frame. I took the small picture back which I hired. $1.00. 5/16 I went down to New York with Pa & Ma. We went over to John Amerman's and I went to John Schenck's office for the first time. We got a japanese silk for Aunt Sarah which Grandma gave her. Ma got a steel colored dress for herself. I went down to Mrs. Lott's for Annie & Sarah. Annie staid there all night. Theo. Amberman was there. I went to the top of Trinity Church steeple. The first time. 5/17 I drove down to Jamaica and brought Annie & Sarah home. They were down to Mrs. Lott's. Mrs. Lynch was here and we cleaned the sitting-room & Ma's bed-room. Johnnie Hendrickson white-washed for us. 5/19 The first rainy day we have had in some time, but we need it very much. I did not go to Church in the morning. I went to S.S. We went to A. Kate's and in the evening we went to Church. It cleared off very pleasant toward evening. Ritie came home with us. Annie stopped to A. Anna's from Church and went to S.S. from there. 5/20 Pa & Ma took all the children to school and they went to the florist's and got quite a number of flowers. I went to the dentist's with Ma in the afternoon and had my four front teeth extracted, which I have dreaded for so long. I am to go down Wednesday and Saturday I can have my teeth. 5/21 Pa, Annie Sarah & I spent the evening at U. Ike's. Uncle Gabe was there. They made such fun of me when I talked with my teeth out. I wrote a letter to A. Sarah. 5/22 I went to A. Anna's early in the morning and took care of the baby, she was cleaning house. Ma came there about 2 o'clock for me & we went to the dentist's. He took the impression of mouth. Uncle Gabe came here & staid until Friday. Mary L. was here over night. Florie Husson was here. 5/23 Pa & U. Gabe went to the bay. Mary Libbie went home in the morning. 5/24 We spent the evening at Uncle Abe's. Uncle Gabe & Mary were there. Pa had his violin and we had music & singing. 5/25 I went to the dentist's and got my teeth, four on a silver plate. I felt very awkward with them at first. I went down to A. Kate Lott's, Ritie had a May party. I had an introduction to Dr. Gilbert. Laura Brinkerhoff was there and a number of others. 5/26 I went to Church in the morning. I went to S.S. J. Powell walked part of the way home with us. We had quite a talk with Al Morrell. I saw Dr. Gilbert. 5/27 Mary L. & Lib. Kolyer were here to dinner. Lib. was to go down home with me tomorrow, but Lib. staid because she expected to go out riding. I saw J. S. 5/28 I walked down to the village with Annie & Sarah. I went to the dentist's with Mary L. & Lib. He could not fill my teeth as they were too tender. I went down to Grandpa's alone in the cars. A. Anna was there. I went to the Public School reception with Annie Kolyer & Lillie Osborn, it was very nice. I staid all night with Annie K. 5/29 Grandma & I spent the day at Ann Libbie's. Lib. Kolyer came home. I went there toward night. Johnny Powell was there in the evening. I staid there all night. Aunt Sarah came to Mr. Hulst's tonight from Rochester, she has Annie & the baby. 5/30 Lib. & I did not get up until 7 o'clock, we eat our breakfast alone. Annie Garrison was there. George Hulst came after Grandma & we went to Hulst's and saw A. Sarah. It rained so I had to stay all day. I went to Grandpa's all night. Johnny Mathews was there. Ma was at Hulst's. 5/31 I went to A. Hattie's & staid to lunch. I went back to Grandpa's and started for home about two o'clock. Lib. went to Broadway cars with me. We saw George Morrell. I came up alone in the cars. Mr. Hulst brought Grandma & A. Sarah up here. I went to the dentist's & had my two eye teeth filled. Annie & Sarah came down for me to the village. 6/1 My 18th Birthday. Mr. VanSlyke's father & mother, Mrs. VanSlyke & Minnie were here to dinner. Pa went after them in the morning & took them down to Church two o'clock. Ma & I drove home. Lottie Husson rode home with me. Elias & Hessie were here when I got home. They staid to supper. 6/2 Communion Sunday. I went to Church in the morning. There were four people joined the Church, among which were Ella Foster & Will Stoothoff. Kate & E. Stoothoff went to S.S. with us. All my scholars were present except Andrew Stockholm. Uncle Abe & A. Anna were here to supper. I did not go to Church in the evening. 6/3 Ma & A. Sarah went to Ellen's to have A. Sarah's dress cut. In the evening Pa & Ma took Grandma & A. Sarah to U. John's & A. Sarah's to stay all night. A. Maria was here. 6/4 Rainy. U. John brought Grandma & A. Sarah home. 6/5 Rainy. A. Kate Lott & Thed. spent the day here. Thed. & I went after Annie & Sarah at school. 6/6 Ma & A. Sarah went to the village and to Ellen's. 6/7 Ma & A. Sarah spent the aft. at Elias's. 6/8 Pa & Ma went to New York, they got some things for A. Sarah and got Annie & I each a handsome light shawl. Mine is the prettiest, it cost $5 1/2 at J. A.'s. Ma took a jar of mussels to the dominie. They were very much pleased. U. John, A. Sarah, U. Abm. Stockholm & Lid were here to supper. Annie & I were going with A. Anna to her mother's, but it looked showery, so we did not. We are going Tuesday. 6/9 I did not go to Church in the morning. A. Sarah, Annie & Grandma went. I went to S.S., all my scholars were there. Mr. & Mrs. Gulick were here to supper. I went to Church in the evening. A. Sarah went also. 6/10 Ma took A. Sarah & Grandma to Elias Hendrickson's to spend the day. 6/11 Ma took Annie & I to the L.I. depot, we met A. Anna there and we all went to her mother's to spend the day. Mary S. met us at the Bushwick depot. We enjoyed ourselves very much. We took a walk on the hill back of their house and had very nice view of the surrounding country with a spy-glass. U. Gabe was there in the aft. We played croquet. We came home in the six o'clock train and went to H. Lott's to wait for Ma. 6/12 Uncle Abe called. A. Sarah, Annie & the baby went to Hulst's yesterday from here. 6/13 Pa, Ma, Grandma & Sarah & Jimmy went to the Horticultural Fair at Mineola. Annie & I staid at home & took care of A. Anna's baby. Uncle Aaron, A. Cynthia & Abie staid here all night. 6/14 Very warm in the morning, but showers in the aft. I went to the village & Ma & I went to the dominie's. The first time I had been there since he has had my picture. Emily Husson was here over night. 6/15 Annie & Jimmy went to the village with Ma. They took Grandma to A. Kate's to stay until tomorrow. Ma got my good hat from Miss Cornell's. It is very pretty. 6/16 I went to Church in the morning. I went to Sunday School. David Purdy was absent from my class. There were three visitors from Springfield at S.S. Pa & Ma took Grandma to U. Frank's to stay all night. 6/17 Uncle Abe & A. Anna were here to supper. Nobie brought Grandma home from their house. Margaret McFarland came to work for us. 6/18 A. Sarah Hulst was here to dinner. Mr. Hulst came after her toward night. Grandma is going home with her next week. Elbert Nostrand was here to supper. A. Anna brought the baby here while she went to Jamaica to get her teeth. 6/19 Pa went out gunning with John Nostrand. A. Maria was here. 6/21 I was home alone all day. Ma & Grandma spent the day at Aunt Anna's. I staid all night with A. Anna as U. Abe went to market. Pa went to market. 6/22 Grandma went to Bushwick to go out west. Dadie Purdy fell from a cherry tree at U. Abe's and broke his arm. I was there and seen him. Ma, Annie & Grandma stopped at A. Anna's for me & I took them down to the village and I went after them at night. I wrote a letter to Emmie Williamson. 6/23 I did not go to Church all day, as Pa & Ma went to Abe Smith's out of Church. Sarah went to Church and rode home with Mr. Amberman. A. Anna brought her baby here. I went to S.S. 6/24 I went over to A. Anna's to take care of the baby while she tucked A. Sarah's baby's dress. 6/25 Stormy. I took Annie & Sarah down to school. They staid all night at Mary A. Powell's. 6/26 Ma & I went to Bushwick. We drove down to East New York and went to Mr. Hulst's to dinner. Aunt Sarah, Ma & I went to Brooklyn. A. Sarah bought a dozen silver plated spoons. Ma also bought a dozen spoons. $6.00 at J. A. H.'s. We each had a plate of cream. Grandma, A. Sarah, Annie, baby & Mr. Hulst go away to Fairport tomorrow. 6/27 Ma took Sarah to school. We finished her white dress for her to wear at the reception to-night. I went to Uncle Abie DeBeVoise to fix Sarah for the reception at Mrs. Fleury's school. Pa, Ma & I went. It was very interesting. Sarah spoke a verse in the :Creede of the Bells". There were a great many there. Jimmy Lott was here yesterday a while. I did not see him. 6/28 We made the new rag carpet for the sitting-room. 6/29 We put down the carpet. 6/30 Ma, Annie & I went to Church in the morning. I went to S.S. It was very warm. Dadie Purdy was the only absentee of my class. Lottie Husson was to S.S. 7/1 Very warm. Pa & Ma went to the village toward night. Charlie D.B.V. was here helping in the harvest field. 7/2 Ma went to the village in the morning and took milk to the dominie. A. Maria was here. 7/3 Uncle Charles Lott came here in the morning and told us that Uncle Autie's Jimmy was dead. We were very much surprised for he was here just a week ago. He died very suddenly with inflammation of the bowels. I wrote a letter to A. Sarah. 7/4 Independence Day. We made 7 qts. of ice-cream. Abie & Andrew Stockholm were here. Willie Ellis called. 7/5 We started 9 o'clock for New Utrecht to attend Jimmy Lott's funeral. We took dinner at U. Charlie's. It was a very large funeral. He was buried in Greenwood. We rode part of the way through it. We had a shower before we reached home. Nobie was staying at U. Autie's. 7/6 Sarah came home yesterday. Ma took her down to Grandpa's to-day. I went down to the village with Pa and Ma came home with us. She brought home our new spoons. 7/7 I did not go to Church in the morning. I went to S.S. Dadie Purdy has not been yet. I went to Church in the evening. We called at A. Anna's to see how she was, she has the fever. 7/8 Johnny Schenck called here. 7/9 Charlie Carpenter & Mary L. D.B.V. called here. 7/10 Annie & I staid all night at U. Ike's. It showered in the afternoon. Pa is cutting his grain. I wrote a letter to A. Sarah. 7/11 We staid at U. Ike's until afternoon when Mary L. went with us to Lottie Husson's. We staid there to supper and played croquet. I borrowed a book from Mary L. 7/12 I went to the village with Ma. I went to the dentist's. He tightened my teeth. We called at the dominie's, saw Mrs. VanSlyke & Mrs. Amberman. 7/13 I wrote a letter to Libbie Dayton. We put the piano in the back parlor. 7/14 I went to Church in the morning. I went to S.S. All my scholars were present. Uncle Abe & Aunt Anna were here. The baby was here in the morning. 7/15 I staid at home like a good girl. 7/16 Annie D. D.B.V. & Mary L. called here. Annie wrote her first letter to Nettie Spedding. 7/17 Sarah & Annie Kolyer came up from Bushwick in the cars. Annie staid all day at A. Anna's as the baby is sick. Mr. & Mrs. Lott, Etta & Carrie were here to supper. 7/18 Sarah & Annie K. went to Mary L. to spend the day. I went over to A. Anna's awhile. Mary L. came home with Sarah & Annie and staid all night. 7/19 Mary L. was here all day. I stitched quite a good deal for her on two chemises. Annie K. went home with her. I went to the village. 7/20 U. Ike & Mary L. and all of our folks except Annie & I went to Rockaway all day. Annie K. went with us in the carriage. 7/21 I went to S.S. All my scholars were present. I went to Church in the evening. Mr. Alliger preached for us. J. H. P. spent the evening here. 7/22 Grandpa & Grandma were up to U. Abe's and Annie & Annie Kolyer went home with them. Ma got herself linen for an overskirt & waist and we made it in a day. 7/23 Ma went to Rockaway with A. Anna, her mother & Mary. Lid & Gertie S. are going with them. I took Ma & A. Anna to the cars. I received a letter from A. Sarah. 7/24 Pa went to market. 7/25 Ma took me to the village and I went in the horse cars to Bushwick. I got to Grandpa's about 11 o'clock. 7/26 We went on Broadway and met Gertie S. 7/27 In the aft. Lib., Annie & myself went to Brooklyn. We each had a plate of ice-cream and we saw Barny & Kate Larsalese from New Utrecht. I got a parasol that Ma had left down there to be covered. $3.80. I bought a light blue neck-tie for myself. $.64. I went to Myer's to see about my pictures which are there. When we came home from Brooklyn, we all staid all night at Lib.'s. We all four took a bath and had a splendid time. We did not go to bed until 12 o'clock. We all slept upstairs. 7/28 Lib., Annie & I went to Bushwick Church. Mr. Meeker had a very nice sermon, Josh. 24.14. I had an introduction to W. Conselyea. I went to S.S. I had a class. We were over to Lib's in the aft. & evening. Ike Matthew's was here. 7/29 Very pleasant. Annie & I went to A. Hattie's in the afternoon. She is going to Niagara Wednesday. Julia & Gertie are going with her. 7/30 Ma & Aunt Anna, Jimmy & Gertie were here all day. Ma & A Anna went out calling and we took care of Gertie. Mrs. Osborn & Lillie spent the evening here. 7/31 Annie & I spent the day at Ann Libbie's. She had Minnie there. Lib. came there in the afternoon and we staid to supper. We staid to Lib.'s all night. 8/1 We were at Lib's nearly all day. In the aft. we all went to Ann Lib's and played croquet. Lillie Osborn was there 8/2 Rather stormy. We all went to Lib's in the aft. & took a bath. Uncle Abe was here & we sent a valise of ours home with him. 8/3 We came home from Grandpa's Lib. came with us. We called at Matthew's on our way home. We arrived in the village about 4 o'clock and went to H. Lott's until Ma came after us. 8/4 I went to Church in the morning. It rained when Church was out. We did not go to S.S. on account of the rain. In the aft. Pa & Ma, Lib. & Annie went to Joseph Bourrough's & to Harmy Stockholm's to tea and from there to Church. J. Powell was here in the evening. 8/5 We were quite busy all day getting ready for the picnic to-morrow. 8/6 Pa, Ma, Lib. Kolyer, Annie & myself went to the Dutch Reformed picnic at Eldert's Grove, Rockaway. 8/7 Lib., Annie & myself went to A. Anna's & Lib. & Annie staid all night. We played croquet. 8/8 Lib. & Annie came home. I painted market baskets for Pa. 8/9 Ma & Sarah went to Brooklyn. Annie & Lib. K. went to Mary L.'s. I received a letter from A. Sarah. I wrote a letter to A. Sarah. 8/10 In the aft. Ma & I took Lib. Kolyer down to the cars to go home. In the village, I saw Annie D., Alice & Dena Phraner & Nelly Covert. We all went in to Mr. Batty's and got weighed. I weigh 102 lbs. 8/11 I did not go to Church in the morning. I took care of A. Anna's baby. I went to S.S. and to Church in the evening. 8/12 Very busy making preparations for the picnic tomorrow of our S.S. 8/13 Ma cut her finger in the morning & fainted twice, but we all managed to go to our picnic at Eldert's Grove. There were a great many there and we had a very nice time. Mr. & Mrs. VanSlyke eat dinner with us. 8/14 In the aft. Ma & Sarah took Annie & I to Uncle Abie's. Annie D., Annie & myself went to lecture. 8/15 Were at Uncle Abie's, Jennie came there and Annie & I went home with her and staid with her all night. The first time. 8/16 It rained. Jennie brought us home and as Ma was not at home, we went to U. Ike's to supper. 8/17 I wrote a letter to A. Sarah. Margaret went away. 8/18 Very warm. I went to Church in the morning. I went to S.S. & signed my name to a paper for a serving society for a fair. Stephen Waylie was here. 8/19 We canned plums and made crab apple jelly. A. Maria was here. Uncle John & A. Sarah called. 8/20 Ma went to Bushwick to see Grandma DeBeVoise, who is quite sick. I painted on my third small picture of the "Mill Pond", which I commenced Saturday. A. Maria went home. 8/21 Sarah went to Carrie Lott's and staid until Friday. Uncle Abe & A. Anna went to Bayside and they brought Gertie here & while they were gone, we took care of her. 8/22 Elouise came home from Bushwick with U. Abe. Ma, Annie & Jimmy went to the village towards night and they were caught in a very heavy shower. Pa went to Washington Market. 8/23 Ma went to the village for Sarah. Mrs. Rogers was here to wash for us. 8/24 I received a letter from Libbie Dayton. 8/25 I went to Church in the morning and to S.S. in the aft. C. C. called here. 8/26 Ma went to Bushwick & in the aft. I went to the village for her. Uncle Jim sprained his shoulder. Ma took Aunt Kate home from the village & Sarah & I walked down there. 8/27 A. Hattie, Gertie & Lillie Holmes came here in the morning to stay. In the afternoon I was very much surprised to see Julius Gratz from Hartford, Conn. He staid all night and we had a very nice time playing & singing. He is going to bring Louisa here next week to stay. 8/28 Jule Gratz went home in the morning. Ma took A. Hattie to the cars in the aft. Aunt Anna was here in the morning. I gave her a picture of the "Mill Pond" which I had promised her. Annie went home with A. Anna & I went to Hendrick Lott's and staid all night. We went to lecture with them. 8/29 Ma came to Mr. Lott's for us in the morning and Etta & Carrie came home with us & spent the day. I went with Ma when she took them home towards night. We gave them a water-melon. We also took one to the dominie's & John Kolyer's. It rained. 8/30 Ma took Sarah to Lizzie's to stay all night. Pa got a letter from J. Gratz, stating that he is going to bring Louisa here next Tuesday. I wrote a letter to A. Sarah. 8/31 U. Ike called. Pa & Ma went to the village. 9/1 I went to Church in the morning and to S.S. in the aft. I paid $1.40 fees for Annie & I for the sewing society. 9/2 We were very busy all day. Annie & I received an invitation to Kate Suydam's wedding. 9/3 In the aft. Ma & I went to the depot to meet Julius Gratz & his sister Louisa. The first time I had seen Louisa in two years. Uncle Abe & A. Anna spent the evening here. Mary picked our geese for us. 9/4 In the morning Jule, Louisa, Annie & I went to A. Anna's and borrowed her croquet set. We all went inn the little old wagon and a gay time. We had a splendid time playing croquet. In the aft. we all went to Uncle Ike's to supper. Pa brought the piano tuner up. He tuned our piano & U. Ike's. 9/5 Mr. Gulick was here. We were going with the Methodist picnic to Rockaway, but it looked stormy, so about ten o'clock Julius, Louisa, Annie & I & Sarah drove to Rockaway. We had a splendid time, but it was rather cold. Jule went in bathing. We arrived at home about 6 o'clock and had a game of croquet, lasting an hour, which Jule & I beat. 9/6 We were playing croquet in the morning, until Ma came home from the village with a letter for Jule, stating that he had to go home, so Louisa & I took him down to the village. In the aft. we all went to A. Anna's and spent the evening. We took her croquet set home and played until dark. 9/7 In the aft. Annie, Louise & I drove down to the village and had our pictures taken. We each had one on tin types. Louise gave me hers. I received a letter from A. Sarah. 9/8 Very warm. Annie, Louisa & I went to Church in the morning. Ma staid at home. We all went to S.S. There were very few there. Annie & Louise went to Church in the evening. They called at A. Kate's. 9/9 Ma, Annie, Louise & I took a ride to the village. We called at A. Amelia's, but they were not home. I paid Miss Water's bill. $12. 9/10 In the aft. Annie & I took Louise Gratz down to the S.S. depot, on the way we stopped at the photograph gallery and we each had a picture taken. She took Annie's & mine home with her. I paid Dr. Steven's bill, $11.00 9/11 I received a letter from Libbie Dayton. Ma got Jimmy his first suit of clothes. 9/12 Ma went with a company of ladies to Mrs. VanSlyke's for the purpose of presenting her with money for a gold watch. $125. Annie & I went to Kate Suydam's wedding in the evening. We took a silver spoon holder for her. We arrived at home about 12 o'clock at night. 9/13 Ma took Lizzie D.B. home. She was here last night. 9/15 I went to Church in the morning. I went to S.S. in the aft. It rained. 9/16 I wrote a letter to Libbie Dayton. Uncle John & A. Sarah called. 9/17 Sarah started to school. John & Ellen Nostrand, Andrew & Abby D.B.V. & Uncle Ike & Mary Libbie spent the evening here. John, Ellen & staid all night. 9/18 Pa & John Nostrand went to the bay. They went away in the aft. 9/20 Ma & I rode to East New York with Pa on the market wagon on our way to New Utrecht. We went to Brooklyn first and got out of the dummy at Weir's Hill and went to Uncle Autie's. Uncle Autie & Jerry were out blue fishing. They got home in the aft. Aunt Cynthia was at home. Nettie Spedding called. 9/21 Uncle Autie took Ma & I to Uncle Charles's in the morning. In the aft. we walked to Barny's and waited for the dummy. We went to Brooklyn and arrived at Jamaica about six o'clock. We called at Mr. Van Slyke's. He gave me a very handsome book of poems "The Changed Cross" & "The Shadow of the Rock". Annie came to the village for us. 9/22 I did not go to Church in the morning. I went to S.S. There were but two of my scholars there, Dadie Purdy & G. Schnurr. Uncle Jim, A. Kate & Theodore were to supper. I went to Church in the evening. Jimmy went to S.S. with us. 9/23 Ma, Annie & Jimmy went to the village. Aunt Anna came here and wanted me to go to the village with her, so I went before Ma got home. 9/24 We were quite busy all day. 9/25 Annie staid home all day, while the remainder of us went to the Agr. Fair at Mineola. Uncle Ike's folks and we went in our farm wagon. We had quite a nice time, as it was pleasant. 9/26 We all meant to go to the Agr. Fair in Uncle Ike's market-wagon, but as it was stormy, we went in our carriage. Pa, Annie, Sarah & I went in our carriage. It rained very fast while we were there, but it was pleasant towards night. 9/27 All of our folks went to the Fair with U. Ike's folks, excepting Jimmy & I, we were home alone. They did not go until noon, as it was stormy. They met Uncle Peter Hulst out there & he came home with them. Pa bought a large cider mill at the Fair. 9/28 Very pleasant. Uncle Peter Hulst took Annie & I to the Agr. Fair. We had a very nice time. We met a great many of our school friends. We went around with John Bergen & Sarah Schenck quite a while. Sarah said she was coming here soon. Ma took U. Peter to the cars. I received a letter from Louisa Gratz. 9/29 I went to Church in the morning. I went to S.S. All of my scholars were present. 9/30 I went to the village. Annie bought a night-gown yoke at Mrs. Cunningham's. 10/1 Ma took Annie & I to Uncle Abie's. We staid all night. Mary Libbie was there & we had a very nice time. We walked up to the village and Annie received a letter from Libbie Kolyer. 10/2 We all walked home on the plank road in the aft. Mr. Gulick was here. 10/3 I received al letter from Sarah Schenck. Mr. Gulick was here. 10/4 Ma & Annie went to Bushwick. Annie staid all night at Hester D.B.'s. Annie received a letter from Nettie Spedding. Jany Carpenter & Alice called here. Mrs. Rogers was here. 10/5 Mrs. Rogers was here helping clean house. 10/6 Pa, Ma, Sarah, Elouise & Jimmy went to Grandpa's and to Bushwick Church. Annie went to S.S. I was home alone. Uncle Abe & A. Anna called. P. H. J. was here. 10/7 I went to A. Anna's to take care of Gertie as she is cleaning house. Uncle Gabe came up and went chest-nutting with our folks. They got a bushel, altogether 34 qts. Uncle Abe brought me home. Mrs. Rogers was here. 10/8 Uncle Gabe, Pa, Annie & Elouise went chestnutting. They did not get many. John Bergen called here with Annie D.'s wedding cards. I sent a letter to Sarah Schenck. 10/9 Annie & I went to a sewing society for a fair at U. Frank Lott's and from there we went to Uncle Ike's and staid all night. Johnny Powell was there and staid until 1 o'clock in the morning. 10/10 Very pleasant. Annie & I came home from U. Ike's in the morning. Mrs. Rogers was here helping clean house. 10/11 I commenced writing a letter to Louise Gratz, but did not finish it until Wednesday. 10/12 Mr. Schenck brought Sarah here, she staid until Wednesday. In the evening Sarah & I went to the village. We had an oyster stew. 10/13 In the morning Sarah Schenck, Annie & I went to Church. We all went to S.S. We had a sort of a concert. Mr. Van Slyke & Mr. Brenton addressed the school. John Bergen was here in the evening. He staid until 1/2 past one. 10/14 Uncle Gabe & Mary S. called and left invitations for a wooden wedding at U. Abe D.B.V.'s. Annie, Sarah S. & I called at Jerry Duryea's & Annie D.'s. We took invitations to them. Alice & Dena Phraner were there. 10/15 We girls went chestnutting in the aft. in our woods and we got 3 qts. Pa & Ma went to Bushwick in the evening to a meeting of the classis. They did not get home until 11 o'clock. We staid up in the parlor until after 1 0'clock. We had plenty of fun. Chestnuts was here. 10/16 Annie, Sarah Schenck & I went to our Church to see Annie Delia DeBeVoise married. There was quite a party of us stood on Remsen's stoop for some time afterward. Annie Napier, Sarah Schenck, Annie & I each had a present of a bouquet from the ushers. Mine was given to me by John Eldert through John Bergen's influence. 10/17 I had an introduction to N. Rapelyea. 10/19 Mrs. Williamson, Emmie & Addie called here. 10/20 I went to Church in the morning. I went to S.S. in the aft. They had a new morning-glory stove there. Mr. VanSlyke began a course of sermons on "The Prodigal Son". The first one was very interesting. H. P. was here in the evening. 10/21 Uncle Abe & Uncle Ike called here. Mary L. staid here all night. Ma & Annie went to Uncle John's, who is sick. They also called at A. Amelia's. 10/22 Annie & I went to the village to meet Lib. Kolyer & we all went to the R. D. Church & saw Alice Champlain married. At nine o'clock in the evening we all went to a surprise at Uncle Abe D.B.V.'s, a wooden wedding. Mostly Newtown folks. I had a very nice time. I danced nearly every set. We did not get home until 3 o'clock. Addie Schoonmaker took me to supper. I danced with A. S., M. Edsall, G. Vanderwater, U. Gabe, Jake DeBeVoise, J. Rapelyea, C. D.B.V. 10/23 Uncle Ike, Mary L., Pa, Ma, Annie & I went to the Amer. Inst. Fair at New York. We visited the Museum at Central Park. Lib. Kolyer went home in the morning. 10/24 Sarah staid all night at Uncle Ike's. 10/25 Quite stormy. All our horses are sick. 10/26 Pa walked to the village. I received a letter from Sarah Schenck. 10/27 All of our horses are sick, so Ma, Sarah & I rode to Church with Mr. Berry. Sarah & I rode home with him also. Pa & Ma went to U. Abie D.B.V.'s to dinner and walked home in the aft. I staid home from S.S. all the rest went. Mary was here. 10/28 Annie & I walked to the village. We went to Ellen Gulick's and I took a small painting to Mrs. VanSlyke, which I have promised her some time. Mrs. Amerman was there. They were very much pleased with it. We went to U. Abie D.B.V.'s over night. Annie E. was there and as Dip. went to market, I slept with the bride. 10/29 We went to Church in the morning. The classis met and they had speakers from Japan & India. It was very interesting. After Church, we went to Mrs. H. Lott's and staid there until 1/2 past three, when we went to Ellen's, and from there came home. Frank Gulick fell from Mr. Berry's house and broke his thigh bone. They took him home and Ma went and staid all night. 10/30 Pa & Ma went to the funeral of Abe & Ann Louise Smith's child at our Church. 10/31 Uncle Abe & A. Anna called. Gertie walks. Annie & I & Pa went to prayer meeting at Mr. Morrell's. 11/1 We had our parlors & hall whitened. Mrs. Rogers was here. 11/2 In the aft. Annie & I went up the road for Bible Society money. We were very busy in the morning putting down parlor carpets and getting to rights. We finished house cleaning. Mrs. Rogers was here. 11/3 As it rained all day, none of us went to Church but Pa. We did not go to S.S. 11/4 In the aft. Annie & I went to Mary L.'s and we all went around for money for the Bible Society. I wrote a letter to A. Sarah. 11/5 Election Day. Uncle Abe's bed-room got afire and burnt quite a good deal. He came over here for one of us and Ma went home with him. Annie walked down to Mrs. Gulick's and as there was no school, Sarah & Lizzie D. came home with her. 11/6 Rainy. Annie went to A. Anna's all day. 11/7 I wrote a letter to Sarah Schenck. Pa & Ma went to the village with Billy. He is getting better. 11/8 Annie went to A. Anna's and staid all day. 11/9 We pickled cauliflower. Ma took 3 jars of it to Mrs. VanSlyke. I received a letter from Sarah Schenck. She invited us to come there New Year's to receive calls. Annie got a letter from Lib. Kolyer. 11/10 I staid home from Church. Aunt Anna brought Gertie here while they went to Church, and as we had roast goose for dinner, they staid here. We all went to S.S. and got new library books. H. P. was here. 11/11 I went to A. Anna's all day and helped her braid her new carpet. 11/12 We put up the stove in the parlor and made fire in it. 11/13 I took Ma to the village. She is going to Bushwick and Annie went after her. Stephen Whealey was here in the evening. 11/14 Stormy. Uncle Jim & Aunt Kate were here in the aft. and Theodore Lott staid here all night. We were going to have Bible class here, but as it was stormy, no one came but U. Abe. 11/15 Uncle Jim Lott called here for Theodore. 11/16 In the afternoon Ma, Jimmy & I went to the village. Jimmy had his hair cut. We called at Mrs. H. Lott's & Aunt Kate's and gave them some cauliflower. We also called at Mr. Gulick's and gave him a chicken. I bought some java canvass and worsted for a tidy for our S.S. fair. 11/17 We had quite a snow storm. We all went to Church in the morning. We went to S.S., all my scholars were there. Uncle Abe came here in the evening for Pa & Ma to go to Church with him. 11/18 I went to A. Anna's & Sarah & I took care of the baby while they went to a concert to Queens in the evening. Pa & Ma went with them. 11/19 I called at the Husson's in the morning for a polonaise pattern. I came home in the morning. Ma called at U. John's & Uncle Frank Lott's. Annie went with her and called at Mary Libbie's. 11/20 Ma called at Uncle Abe Stockholm's. Annie went to Jany Carpenter's to tell her that we were going to have Bible Class here tomorrow. 11/21 Uncle Peter Hulst, Aunt Sarah & Grandma came home and took us by surprise. U. Peter & A. Sarah went back to Hulst's but Grandma staid. We had Bible class here. There were quite a number here. Hester D.B.V. was here. 11/22 Stormy. 11/24 I did not go to Church all day. I went to S.S., all my scholars were there. Pa, Ma & Grandma went to Uncle Abe's to supper and from there they went to Church. 11/25 Ma went to the village in the morning. 11/27 Pa & Ma went to New York and bought Annie & I new dresses, green sateen cloth. Aunt Anna brought Gertie here, for she went to a funeral. We took care of Gertie all day. Annie went to the village for Pa & Ma. 11/28 Thanksgiving Day. We had a fair at the Town Hall for our S. School. Sarah, Elouise & I went down about nine o'clock and I staid there all day until 11 o'clock at night. I attended the candy table. We had a very nice time in the evening. John Bergen, Sarah Schenck, Miss Banks, Henry Nostrand, John Eldert & Tom Napier were by our table for some time. Annie rode home with J. Eldert. He brought her home. 11/29 Snow and cold. 11/30 Very cold. Ma, Annie & Sarah went to Church. Preparatory sermon before Communion. Uncle Peter Hulst, A. Sarah & Charlie came here with Ma. 12/1 Communion Sunday. I went to Church in the morning. We all went to S.S. Pa, Ma, Uncle Peter & A. Sarah went to Uncle Abe Stockholm's to supper and from there they went down to Church. 12/2 Uncle Peter & A. Sarah went to Uncle Frank Lott's in the morning and to Elias Hendrickson's all night. Uncle Charles Lott called here. 12/3 In the afternoon Ma went to Uncle John's for Aunt Sarah and brought her home here. 12/4 Ma went to Brooklyn with Aunt Sarah, they also went to Mr. Hulst's. I went down to the village for Ma. We called at A. Kate's and I stopped at Ellen Gulick's. 12/6 I went to Brooklyn with Ma. We got a gold watch chain for me at Chase's. $33.00 12/7 D. Eldert & Annie were here to spend the aft. & evening. 12/8 Stormy. I did not go any where all day. 12/9 I went to Aunt Anna's in the afternoon. 12/10 Elouise & I went to Aunt Anna's and took care of the baby all day while she went to New York. We killed hogs. 12/11 Mr. & Mrs. Williamson, Emmie & Addie spent the evening here. George Morrell was here also. 12/12 We did not go anywhere, although we were invited to a donation party at Mr. Nichol's at Queens and Eugene Ludlum's wooden wedding. 12/14 Ma went to Brooklyn and I went down to the village for her in the aft. Mary was here to help stuff sausage. 12/15 I went to Church in the morning and rode home with S. Amberman. I went to S.S. We had a call in the aft., Mr. DeBeVoise from Fresh Ponds. Annie went to Church in the evening. John J. Bergen was here. 12 p.m. 12/16 Sarah staid at H. Lott's all night. 12/17 In the afternoon Ma & I went to the funeral of Prof. Andrew, at the Presbyterian Church. Stephen Whealey called here in the morning and I went to protracted meeting at Foster Meadows with him. 12/18 Sarah staid all night at A. Kate's. 12/19 Pa, Ma, Annie & I went to Grandpa's in the morning to go to Uncle Gabe's wedding. We went over to Lib's. About five o'clock we all went to Mrs. Schoonmaker's to the wedding. They were married 7 o'clock. We arrived at home 12 1/2 o'clock. It snowed all the while we were coming home. We had a nice time there. I danced twice with Jim Lott. 12/20 Sarah staid all night at Lizzie's and they went to a reception at Mrs. Fleury's school. 12/21 Ma went to the village. 12/24 Uncle Abe & A. Anna called and gave Annie & I each a present of a collar and cuffs and a fancy box full of candy. I went to Grandpa's with A. Anna and staid until Saturday. 12/25 Christmas Day. Pa & Ma, Uncle Abe & Aunt Anna were at Grandpa's to dinner. In the afternoon Lib. & I went to Ann Lib's and helped make stockings for the Christmas Tree. 12/26 We had a very heavy snow storm so I had to stay to Grandpa's. 12/27 Annie Kolyer & I went to Lib's and staid all night. 12/28 In the morning Lib. & I started for home. We arrived at Jamaica 12 1/2 o'clock. We came up in the stage sleigh. John Eldert came to the village for us in the sleigh and we all came out to Sunday School to the Christmas Tree. George Morrell came home with us. Johnnie Powell & Charlie D. came here for Lib. and Annie went with them. 12/29 I went to Church. Mr. VanSlyke preached a splendid sermon for the ending of the year. Romans 5. Uncle Abe & Aunt Anna brought Gertie here and staid to dinner. Uncle Abe took us all to S.S. in his sleigh. 12/30 We were busy getting ready to go to Sarah Schenck's. 12/31 Pa took Annie & I to Sarah Schenck's to receive New Year's calls.
1/1/1873 New Year's Day. We had 90 calls at Sarah Schenck's. We had a splendid time. John Bergen, Tom Napier & John Eldert spent the evening and staid until 3 o'clock. 1/2 We all went to Remsen's and staid until 2 o'clock. 1/22 Pa fell from his market wagon and broke his arm. 1/26 I went to Church. We had 20 calls. In the evening John Bergen, John Eldert, John Powell & Tom Clayton were here. 1/28 John Bergen & I, John E. & Annie went sleigh riding to Hempstead, got our supper there. We started 5 o'clock and then went to a sociable at Inglewood Hall. We arrived there 9 o'clock and got home 2 o'clock. 1/31 Annie & I went on a straw sleigh ride to Flushing. There were 19 of us in a large sleigh. Steve Whealey is at the head of it. 2/6 Ma took Annie & I to Uncle Ike's. Mary Libbie had a sociable from Jamaica. We staid there until Saturday, as it rained Friday. There were about 70 there. Lib. K. staid there too. I received a letter from Sarah Schenck. 2/9 I did not go to Church. In the aft. Willie Hulst & Ad. Ditmars were here. 2/10 I received a letter from Emmie W. 2/11 I wrote a letter to Sarah Schenck. Pa & Ma went to Jimmy Hendrickson's. Mr. VanSlyke was there. 2/12 Jimmy's birth-day. 2/17 Ma & I went to Brooklyn. We took my two largest pictures down to be framed. I went to Grandpa's and Lib. K. & I sat up with him all night as he is very sick. 2/18 I came home from Grandpa's. We had our china wedding. 2/20 I went to Brooklyn alone and brought home my large picture. Mr. VanSlyke, Mr. Hendrickson & wife, Mr. & Mrs. VanSiclen, Uncle Abie & Aunt Anna were here. 2/21 I received a letter from A. Sarah.
List of my pictures:
A Scene in Berlin The Old Oaken Bucket Ruins of Spitzendorf The Bird's Nest The Stag Hunt A Snow Scene A River Scene
The following gentlemen have spent the evening here in the year 1873:
John Bergen 1 Johnnie Eldert 2 Tom Napier 3 Henry Nostrand 4 Stephen Whealey 5 Whit. Powell 6 Charlie Young 7 Frank Nostrand 8 Johnnie Powell 9 Foster Burtis 10 George Morell 11 Abe Golden 12 Jimmy Nostrand 13 John O'Donnell 14 Theo. Chapman 15 Tom Clayton 16 Frank Lott 17 Charlie Carpenter 18 Irving Case 19 David Henderson 20 L. Young 21 Seymour Orchard 22 Mr. H. Cain 23 George Haviland 24 Teunis Williamson 25 David Springsteen 26 Steve Powell 27 Charlie DeBeVoise 28 Jerry Lott 29 George Way 30 Will Mitchell 31 Mr. Wyckoff 32 George Terry 33 M. VanSiclen 34