Friday, June 26, 1885 Drove my father down to Rondout and up to Kingston. Received a letter from Kurtz wishing me to reconsider my determination not to send pictures to Louisville. They have not paid the Art Union as they agreed for the pictures we let them have last year and besides I do not care to go there as an appendage to the American Art Associations prize exhibition. There really is no necessity for an answer to his note and I think I will not answer it. Had the boy picking cherries today but he could not sell any and I am not going to bother with them. Spent the afternoon on my braid and have 20 yards done. I hear nothing from Royal Reed but hope to hear from Kimball perhaps tomorrow.