Thursday, Dec 18, 1884 A grey day growing cold at night and snowing. I painted all day working on several of my pictures painted a year ago. Mr. J. S. Kennedy came in in the afternoon and bought my little picture Autumn in Vermont for $250. I painted it a couple of years ago but have never sold it although it seemed to me a good example of my work. I have been worried as to how to meet the taxes now due. This just enables me to do it and removes that anxiety. Went to the club in the evening and read an article on Goethe in the Contemporary Review, by Prof Seslye.