Received a letter from Gertrude. On my way up town to get the Doctor for Hannah who is sick I met Eastman Johnson on his way down to see me. We walked down together and talked for an hour or more on Academy affairs when we went up to see Whittredge. Eastman is as sick as I am at this idea of begging for the Academy. Painted on my picture in the afternoon and answered Mr. Clearwaters letter in which he apprised me of my election as one of the Vice Presidents of a Kingston Library Club, and which I had mislaid and forgotten. Joe Tomkins dined with me and we went to Booths Theatre to see Henry 5th. It pleased me very well and yet after all what satisfaction I get out of these stage effects is rather forced out of me. What I like is good acting. Rignold is well enough but not great. The Fluellen of Frederick Thorne, Bishop's Pistol particularly. The cold wave seems to have passed for tonight it is very mild and raining a little.