Sunday, Jan 16, 1887 It has been a perfect Winter day, sunny and mild. I have felt the need of exercise but the snow is so deep and the walking so slippery it is difficult to get about. I wrote to Van Derlip asking for a settlement and understanding of our transactions, to V[?] of Albany to return my Water Color, to Hanna and Ives of Detroit to return my little picture of Paestum which are all the pictures I have out, to Bowyer also answering his letter received yesterday. I also wrote a little in a letter Sara sent to Julia Wilkinson and Mary Gifford. I am contemplating going to N. Y. before long and with no great ardor.