Thursday, July 19, 1888 It began to rain gently early this morning and has continued most of the day. I received a letter from Mr. George H. Welles of Wyalusing Pa, who with his wife is staying in N.Y. wanting to see me with regard to painting some local scenery in the Valley of the Susquehanna for him. After considering the matter I wrote him I would go down to N.Y. and call on him about 11.30 on Saturday. I feel that I ought to do any legitimate thing for money but I confess if I were able I would absolutely refuse all such work which is most distasteful to me. I also had an invitation from Mr. Southmayd to dine with the members of the G. B. Club on Monday evening at the Manhattan Beach hotel, Coney Island which I accepted. I do not hear a word from Seager to whom I wrote a week ago and do not understand it.