Saturday, Jan 22, 1887 Girard told me this morning that the Cornell Hose Co. had decided to give Maj. Cornell one of my little pictures for his birthday which occurs tomorrow. We went over to my studio and he selected four to take down with him to show. They eventually selected a winter picture looking across the river from above Steep Rocks. I walked down to the mail and received a letter from Fuller telling me he had replaced the first note with the one I sent him Thursday and placed the balance to my credit. I went and told G[?] Webster I had made the check good and he might send it and thanked him for the favor he had done me. I wrote Fuller a note telling him I had received his and thanking him again. Came home and went to my studio where I worked on the picture with the Sycamore tree until 4 o'clk when I came home and read the paper and wrote to Charlie McEntee. I have about finished the letters of Talleyrand to Louis XVIII from the Congress of Vienna, very interesting.