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at reduced prices and those that are not so popular at considerably less. Having determined upon this I feel relieved and can do it now easily. Some one sent me a copy of the London Times with a short but favorable notice of my October Snow now in the Dudley Gallery. I wrote Mr. Chickering to come and see his picture. He does not expect to be in New-York this winter and asked if I would object to sending the picture to him by Express and give him the privilege of returning it at his expense if he chose. I have written him declining to do so. My first impulse was to do it but on reflecting I see many objections to it. Tuesday night I painted a sketch of Gertrude at the caned cabinet by gaslight which is pretty good. I would like to practice figures and am thinking of doing some thing at it. I think if I could arrange to do so next summer it would add greatly to my happiness and open up a new and attractive field to me. I feel that I could succeed in it after a while and shall consider it seriously

Monday Dec. 2d 1872. We dined at Vanxs on Thanksgiving day there being no one there  besides his own family and ourselves and Sara who is staying there. It snowed on friday and the weather was very cold Horace Greely to the surprise and grief of every body died on Friday at 7 o'clock. The newspapers are filled with genuine expressions of sorrow and altogether his end was so sorrowful and tragic that it has produced a profound and melancholy impression upon the whole community. Sunday we dined with the Drapers. Today I received a very polite note from Mr. Chickering in answer to one from me in which I decided to send my picture to Boston for his approval, accepting it and telling me to send it on. I wrote to Mr & Mrs. Grey on Sunday

Wednesday Dec. 4. Mr. Greeleys funeral took place today Mary, Gertrude and I went out into 5th Avenue to see the procession pass but they finally went up to Mrs. Jourians while I remained on the