A letter from Mrs. Sawyer this morning and one from Lily French. She seems to be a good deal worried at the college by their primness and rigidity. I wrote her a long letter trying to encourage her. While I was writing to her Weir came in on his way home from his brothers farm in Orange Co. Have painted a little on another picture of Gertrude. Mr. Bates of Providence called and staid an hour. He wants another small picture of mine. After he went Kate Boardman came with Mrs. Butterfield, who seems to want one of my pictures. She asked the price of several and seems inclined to the "October Snow" which I offered her for $600. They made a long call. She talked of her boy who was killed and I tried to say comforting things to her from my own experience. When they went away she said Mr. Butterfield would come to see me and I inferred that he would buy one of my pictures. Lily Taylor dined at Mary's this evening and is to stay there tonight. I spent the evening at Booths. Mr. & Mrs. Benedict were there.