Wednesday, Dec 2, 1874- Went to Kingston this morning for the doctor for my father who is quite unwell. Stopped at the Savings Bank and paid the interest on my mortgage to Jan. 1. The rest of the day I painted on the details of the costume of my figure partly from a print of a middle age costume. I think it looks pretty well. Received a letter from Whittredge telling me that my proposition for each of the Academicians to paint a picture for sale for the benefit of the Academy had been accepted and that as I had directed he had put my name down for a 25 x 30 canvas. I also had a capital letter from Eastman Johnson full of sound common sense.