Monday, May 12, 1873- Called on Avery. He had previously told me that Mr. Lucius Tuckerman had admired my Kaatskill woods and would advise a friend of his who wanted an American Landscape to buy it. As nothing further had been heard from him I asked Avery if he thought it would not be proper for me to write a note to Mr. T. and tell him I would like to sell it and would dispose of it at a reasonable price. He advised me to do so and accordingly I wrote to that effect, a thing I dislike to do but which I feel obliged to do under the circumstances. It is significant in reading over my journal how much I am occupied with my daily affairs and anxieties about money. Will it eventually swallow all my artistic enthusiasm? I went again to find the Oceanic and on the pier met a passenger who kindly offered to give the package to Mrs. Blackburn.