Sent a letter to Girard telling him I would go to New York tomorrow and to ask Mr. Hoe to come to my studio on Thursday. Walked up to Kingston to pay the interest on my mortgage. Stopped to see George Stevens in his new store and at the new City Hall. The clerk showed me the Common Council room and the Supreme Court rooms which are nicely fitted up and decorated. The building impresses me as an excellent one, well built, well designed and adapted to its uses.