A violent rain storm yesterday and the weather as warm as spring. The rain has continued at intervals today. The U.S. Steamer Huron was lost on the coast of North Carolina on Saturday night and over a hundred lives lost. I have painted a late Autumn picture 12x20 the past week from which I hope to paint a larger one. Anxiety and worry day by day. Am going to New York a week from today. Last week received a letter from B. F. Butler asking me to make one of a party of about a dozen gentlemen to dine together once a week. Wrote him I would be glad to. Received a note from Bush the jeweler wanting me to send him a picture for sale. The Literary Club was to have met at John McEntees tonight but was postponed on account of the threatening weather.