Friday, July 6, 1883 A beautiful day but very warm with no wind but a fine rich atmosphere. Downing and I went over the creek to the Van Aken house and I finished my study. The river looked beautifully from near Capt. Andersons. On the ferry boat I found a man from Samsonville who was willing to take our little Alderney bull and I gave it to him finding it impossible to sell him. A letter from Miss Nesmith. Wrote to Whittredge asking him if he did not want to go sketching somewhere. I feel like work and am miserable because I am not at work at my art.