Wednesday, August 6, 1873- Spend the forenoon arranging my affairs for my journey. In the afternoon went to the village to do some errands. The weather is all one could wish and has been for several days. A most enjoyable article appeared in todays Tribune on Vaux's plan for the Centennial Building designating it as far the best plan there. The competition was decided in Philadelphia today but is not to be made public until tomorrow. I am all anxiety, but I feel most hopeful for Vaux's success. I sent the books back to the Mercantile Library today by Express which Gertrude had borrowed. She has one still and Mary has one. I wrote her to return it, and I also wrote to the Mercantile Library that I have sent them.