Wednesday, Jan 7, 1880 Booth came and I worked at the Benedick but had great trouble. I cant make it look as well as he does. Still I am always troubled in the beginning. I wrote a note to Moore asking him if he did not want one of my autumn pictures in his gallery. He came to see me this afternoon and offered me $1000 for my "Autumn Idyl" and the "Falling Leaves" which I finally accepted. I want the money and if he can make some money he will want more. I feel relieved to think now I can pay our taxes and interest. Gertrude and Julia Dillon dined at Marys today. Gussie was up at the Roosevelt Hospital with Joe who has had an operation performed, successfully I hope. He was just coming out from under the influence of ether when Gussie saw him. I wrote to Sara telling her of selling my pictures. Gertrude is going to Miss Doremus' school.