Friday, May 27, 1881 Finished arranging my room and putting away my things. Sheared Park who was suffering with the heat. Painted a little while in my studio and then walked up to see Mr. Crouse. Found him lying on his bed looking to me like a man very near his end. He talked very animatedly but only in a whisper. I staid as long as I dared fearing to tire him. I should not be surprised to hear of his death at any time. Now that Maurice is coming home it seems he is not to have the place on the Freeman. Sara went to see Mr. Clark. He is going away to Troy and that had changed the whole think. I dont know how this will affect Maurice. Pa went to Troy by the boat today to visit May Waldo and will return tomorrow. I am beginning to trouble as to what I am going to do. Saw by the Tribune this evening that Booth is to sail for home June 18th. Have written him this evening.