Thursday, July 10, 1873 Painted on my picture again this forenoon. Sara's bird "Dandy" was found dead in his cage this morning from old age I think. Maurice has put him on ice for Sara to dissect when she came home. We had a shower this afternoon. I recieved a letter from Maj. Wilkinson today telling me he could not go fishing with me and so I wrote to Gifford asking him to go.