Mary and I went to the Academy this morning. Afterwards I came to my room and went to work on my study for my picture which I have about completed. Fitch came to see me and I proposed a trip to Mohonk and Lake Minnewaska if we can get off. Eastman called, tired of his work and feeling somewhat discouraged and staid nearly all afternoon. I talked to him about a rotary exhibition and we went up to Giffords room and talked with him. Both favor the idea and think if we could get Smith to take hold of it it would be a good idea. This evening attended a reception to Mr. Frothingham at the Union League Theatre on the occasion of his severing his connection with his church and going to Europe. Curtis, Higginson, Chadwick, Adler, Stedman, Saml. Longfellow & Joe May spoke and afterwards there was a social meeting and a collection. The whole occasion was a most interesting one and must have been very gratifying to Mr. Frothingham. I met many of my friends, spoke with Curtis, Stedman & Mrs. S, Stoddard, Mrs. J. Henri Browne, Miss Curtis and others. Received a letter from Alice.