My father and mother received a very charming congratulatory note from Geo. Wm. Curtis today to which I replied for them. We finished the well yesterday, took off the top cornices and laid them anew in cement and painted the joints inside the mason working until after dark. I worked so hard that I had a headache today but have been able to keep around. Received a letter from Morris & Schwab one from Mathews the Auctioneer regarding the St. Louis exhibition both of which I answered. We also had a letter from Mary Gifford. It has been a perfect day after a shower yesterday.