Wednesday, Nov 10, 1880 Painted all forenoon on Gertrudes portrait for Mrs Sawyer but only made it worse and worse. My father and mother and I took a ride in the afternoon taking cousin Rachel with us. We went around by the River road to Flat bush and home by the Roa-tina. A letter from Mary Gifford. Wrote to Weir asking him to go to N. Y. Saturday to attend Sara Bernhardts reception.