Saturday, Mar 17, 1883 Called on Church who is painting a large picture for some one in St. Louis. He is working more than usual this winter and seems to me to paint as well as he ever did. Called on J. G. Brown who always tells me how much he has to do and how popular his pictures are and generally has some newspaper article to show me in which he is spoken of with favor, all of which is very comforting to me who have nothing to do and who seems to becoming obsolete. Wilmurt came and took the measure for Fullers picture. Whittredge called but just a few minutes before I had to leave for home which I did by 3.30 train. Met Joe Tomkins and Downing on the ferry boat at Rondout. They had come up on the same train from Newburgh. My mother did not seem to have gained at all even did not seem so well.