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AUGUST TUESDAY 21ST 1877 Today Papa + Marylanders to Coney Island + gone most of day + evening. The house much quieter, can eat a meal in peace. We have a household some twenty three or four + Papa is inviting people down beside. Have been intending to call upon Magie but putting it off. Aunt Sue + the children all settled down. Little Agnes quite cunning + the rest good. WEDNESDAY 22ND Mary McFarland's funeral today. Mary Rob + Aunt Sue there. Griswold + I to Sheeps head bay. Catching hard shell crabs paying high prices for fish diner lager beer music + clam chowder at Manhattan Beach. Back on 6.20 Manhattan Beach R.R. In xine runny as Aunt Sue to Bath. Arrival of Magie + Mary Rob in the evening escorted agate by Brasher. Spent great part of time with Magie. THURSDAY 23RD Sitting around the yard with Magie at same time with plenty to do + vacation drawing to a close. For dinner, a pretty woman, Mrs. Helferstein married to Magie's cousin. Rather a dull evening. Magie + Mrs. Helferstein stayed all night. In evening Papa (who is struck by Mrs. Hel.) Magie Mary + self to Bath hotel. Walking around. Beautiful night. Listening to music looking at dancing. Magie feeling cold + suffering from cough. Mrs. Hel improves as you know her. She is quite pretty. Passed the evening talking. Saw Recknagle Kelly Dan + one of the Solomons. FRIDAY 24TH Spent all morning with Magie on half past 2 dummy to Bklyn. On corner Papa Mrs. Helfenstein Magie + Mary hailed it. It stopped all aboard after display of leg especially Mary Rob's. With the folks to 440 W. 23. Mrs. Hel.'s house. Raining nearly all day. Magie loaned me $20 after much persuasion. Afraid I'd not get bill in. Found all night. Wealth I drew not. Dinner. Back. All gone to bed. Smoked + to bed myself. SATURDAY 25TH Earlier part of the day loafing considerably looking over + throwing away papers which I have without reason allowed to accumulate. I have been throwing them away for some time. In Prospect Park in afternoon. Have to be Union is. Sceola. Rain in torrents. No game. 3/4 hour walking in rain. Mr. +. Mrs. Helfenstein Magie Mrs. O Brien + Fitzpatrick here. Nicer first all night. Spent evening with Magie. SUNDAY 26TH Another large crowd for breakfast. Mrs. Helfenstein + husband + Magie to New York. Bayard + Emma Foedteberg on a visit. Latter been to Water Gap + former off on business. Brasher tells me Meighan wishes my immediate return as my work is poorly done. Had arranged for fishing excursion tomorrow. George O Gorman down. We passed the day quietly ; talking reading + loafing around. Warm day in city. Very pleasant here. Bayard back late. Emma earlier. Mary Rob playing. Great crowds to Coney Island. Folks in bathing. To bed late. Smoking pipe again MONDAY 27TH Slept soundly. Up by 7. George + I to Furnell's. Played billiards. George to Newark on boat. Bathed; first time in days. Return to court after an enjoyable loaf. Great difference noticeable in the temperature of Bath + New York. Invested in dummy tickets $325 + ferry tickets 25 cents. Saw all the court loafers + c. Nothing much at court; kept there late by foolishly doing Brewer's copy while Wood was present. To Bath on 7 dummy. Music in evening. TUESDAY 28TH Prospects of another hot day. Looked over papers + up in time for breakfast. The day indeed proved very warm also the night. To Wallack's with Magie. Saw Lydia Marupson + troupe of burlesquers. Very enjoyable. Sat up on stoop in 23rd St. till 1 with Magie. Down in 8th ave car with noisy camp. Met Cowan Lutz + c. Talked with them till 4 o'clock. Hired room in International Hotel opposite Post Office. Rather nice apartment. WEDNESDAY 29TH Breakfast + dinner, to Bath. Will O Gourman down yesterday. Staying for a day or two. He and I over to ball grounds. Union is. Lafayette. 3 to 3 on 2nd or 3rd inning. Then heavy rain. Back to Bath. WIll Griswold + I trying to reach an agreement mooted question which had the higher daily average in July or August. We sat up quite late unequip at it.
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