Friday, Jan 7, 1887 A most beautiful winter morning and pretty cold 4 degrees below 0. Went over to my studio a little after 10 and worked until nearly 4 on my picture "A Veterans funeral" and forwarded it. Came home and went over to see the tobogganers at the slide. Many there and all enjoying it to the utmost. In going over I ran down the hill back of Girards and since then my back has been very lame. I received a letter from Bowyer saying he had no end of letters from newspapers, magazines etc wanting our advertisement, but as yet no orders for the sketches. A letter from Mrs. Homer Martin saying Fitch had told her I was about to make a change and he thought my studio was to let, and if so Martin wanted it. I wrote to him it was not to let and no one had authority to make any such statement.