Recd a letter from Whittredge and his wife and his wife jointly in which they say the child is recovering and if nothing occurs he will join me about Oct 1 to go sketching out in the vicinity of Shokan. His eyes are troubling him which I hope will not prevent him. Walked up to Kingston to consult [?] as to a boarding place at the Corners. Came home by Jacobs Valley. Sara received a Chicago paper with a notice of the Artists contributing to the exposition, myself among the rest. Do not hear a word from Beard or Stafford. Wrote to Lucy today and to Whittredge sending him the Chicago article. Rained in the night but cleared this morning with the N.W. wind and today has been cool and splendid with the richest effects of landscape.