Tuesday, Apr 21, 1885 Called up to see Mr. Dunlap about the hats but he was not in. Went down town and bought some garden seeds which are to be sent home tomorrow. Mr. Akers called. An[?] English woman with two daughters called and related a tale of distress and now I have more work on my hands to see if I cannot get some one interested in them. I feel very sorry for them and wish I could help them. Painted on my little [?] picture 15x18 and forwarded it. Spent the evening at Marys reading in Custers Life on the Plains which Mrs. Custer sent in [?].