[newspaper clipping titled "The Century Club's New Officers" follows entry] Came back to N.Y. by the 12.30 train. Tom drove me down to take the ferry boat but found they had begun to cross on the ice so I rode over with Andy Winter. A beautiful morning after a cold night. The ferry boat had got over to Rhinebeck but with great difficulty and was on her way back to lay up. They began to harvest the ice today and the river presented a lively and picturesque scene. Reached here at 4. Read "McLeod of Dare" all the way down. After dinner at Marys, went to a meeting of the Council of the Academy. We have a pleasant board this winter and I hope it will be a pleasure rather than a pain to meet with them. Wood, Calverly, Whittredge, Hall, Greene, Richards, Jones all good fellows. Congratulated Mr. Huntington on his election to the presidency of the Century on Saturday night. I was again elected a trustee, with all the old board except Eastman Johnson who was left off, and Lafarge put in his place to my great regret.