Wednesday, Nov 30, 1881 A good force of men at work on the barn today. The tinners began on the roof and progressed well. It has been a lovely Indian summer day. Genl. Sharpe called to see me about the portrait of his mother which was painted by Vanderlyn and which Shegogue changed. He wants to have it restored to what it originally was and I am to see about it. A letter from Patterson from Omaha and a note from Joe Tubby who he says has been to my room to see me and wants me to let him know when I come to town as he wants to have a talk with me. I am afraid from what I have heard that he is going to try to get a living by painting pictures. This is simply madness, but how can I tell him so. Wrote a note to Whittredge and sent Mr. Clarks check for the ten dollars I found at Council Bluffs to W. C. Patterson, care Pullman Pacific Car Co. Omaha. Wrote to Mrs. Sawyer.