Wednesday, May 10, 1882 Went down to the foot of Houston St. to see George Hall sail but learned the vessel would not go until tommorow. Annual meeting of the Academy. All passed off harmoniously. I retired from the Council in accordance with the constitution, but to my great regret Perry was put on. I am astonished after all he did to plunge the Academy into debt, and then went off to California for years, that now we have put the institution out of debt and have a comfortable surplus the members should put him back there. Five Academicians were elected and three associates. The dinner was very excellent and elegantly served by Pinard. I left about 10 and went to bed early as I did not sleep well last night.