Sam Coy Kendall sent me a check for his picture yesterday and today I have been running about paying some bills and making some purchases. This afternoon Mr. Van Valkenburgh and Mr. Borden who bought my picture in the Academy came in. Mr. Borden bought my little picture of "Murano" for $300 without the frame. What most pleased me is his satisfaction at having purchased my Academy picture. He says he grows more and more attached to it the more he sees it. He liked the picture I am at work upon and strongly urged Mr. Van Valkenburgh to buy it. I think he may do so although I dont think he is at all taken with it. Called on Mr. & Mrs. Weeks am to dine there next Tuesday. Found Vaux here when I got back just come from Kaatskill pretty well tired out and perplexed with troubles of moving.