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10 Wilkinson proposing a fishing expedition with Gifford and me. Went out and made some calls with Gertrude and Sara, at Mr. Abbeys, Cranes E. Tomkins, Mr. Ledyards and on Mrs. De Milly Jno Horton's mother=in=law who is staying alone in his little house with his child. She is going back to Cuba next month and will take the child with her which she feels to be a great risk. Wednesday July 10" 1872. Mr. Greeley was nominated today by the Democratic Convention at Baltimore for president. I can conceive of nothing more inconsistent and absurd. A cannon was brought up on the hill and a hundred guns fired by the very men who during the war would have murdered him if they had dared. I took Lonny Stoddard and Marian out riding by Steep Rocks and Flatbush. It was intolerably hot going out but pleasant coming back. I wrote to Mr. Dorman today telling him I would want to send him his picture about Sept. 1. "Sunday July 14. I am forty four years old today, nearer I hope to some of the objects at which I have aimed in life and yet how far from much that one could desire. Sometimes I doubt if an artistic temperament is compatible with the happiest and serenest life, for while the satisfactions are often great how many inexpressible longings there are which will not shape themselves." Thursday July 18. Gifford and Robb Wilkinson came down from Hudson on Tuesday and we took the 2.55 Train for Deans. Wednesday we fished in Ivy Brook in front of his house but with no success. The weather was intensely hot and the fishing proving so poor we came home by the 2.40 Train. Gifford went to N.Y. by
in 1872 Horace Greeley was nominated for president
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