Wednesday, Jan 18, 1882 Miss McComb and her aunt came by appointment to have me look at the picture of Booth Miss McComb has been making from a photograph. It looked like a photograph but was very good for a young girl. Painted with pleasure on my picture. Cold this morning but raining again this evening. Called on Mrs Platt and saw Jack who has just come home from a three years experience in Wyoming raising cattle. Downing and I worked on our braid all evening. James Gifford was in yesterday. He told me Butler had got Choate to give an opinion on Giffords will and that he (Choate) had been to see Mrs. Gifford but had not heard the other side. We both agreed that it was an improper thing for Butler as executor to do. A box of cigars came from Lucy yesterday and this evening I wrote her a short note telling her I had received them.