Wednesday, Feb 6, 1884 Slept late and breakfasted in my room. A letter from Alice, a sweet letter from Mrs Sawyer and one from Mary Gifford. Mary writes that she has had a letter from Mrs. Church from Mexico, that Church is miserable and depressed and she is homesick and greatly troubled about him. Miserable, unseasonable weather with great floods in the West. Major Wilkinson and Julia called. I had a long talk with Julia about Mary who is much better and about Will who is a great anxiety to them just as Maurice was to us. I recommended her to try to get him in the Washington home in Boston and gave her their last years report to read. After she went I telegraphed to Mary to come down to Rondout to spend Sunday with us but she replied she was a little ill and could not come this week. Went down to Devoes in Fulton St and ordered some canvases. The streets are very dirty. Miss Noxon called. Had not heard of Dr Peltons death. Talked mines and stocks and speculations like a broker. I got a subscription for the Art Union from her. Have not been able to paint today. In the evening Julia and I called on Mrs Taylor. It rained. Went to the club and read the papers.