Thursday, July 19, 1883 Today has been like yesterday only cooler so that this evening it was uncomfortably cool sitting out on the porch. I had a letter from Whittredge written Tuesday. He thought he would not be able to get away before next Monday. A postal card from Mrs. Sawyer saying she and Mr. Sawyer would come on Friday by the New England road to Newburgh and by W. S. road to Kingston. I spent a part of the forenoon in packing and arranging my painting materials for my trip. This afternoon Downing and I went out in Grant Van Deusens canoe as far as Port Ewen. He seemed very cheerful, but has been a little depressed this evening. I have written to Booth today but will not send the letter until Saturday.