[in margin: ] not go in Jan. as I expected – since there had been some change in time of opening the exhibition and my pictures would not be need before the 1st of March. With the exception of finishing a little water color picture. I am nicely ready for Madison I painted another picture just the size of the one I commenced in Racine which is a picture of a calla – and a calla only. It has one bud and one blossom. The picture [underlined: you saw] is quite finished and I like it, but think I prefer the calla. I put shells and plants on the stand so it looks quite f[illegible] -ed now. I think you would like them both – I thank you for your information regarding that [underlined: art easel] – but do not think at present, of contributing to it. No – I scarcely think I shall ever give lessons in painting to [underlined: Racinians] – but we cannot always tell what we will do – I think of taking lessons in crayon drawing this coming week since there has come to town a teacher of crayoning that works wonders – so they say – One week of lessons will be all that is necessary. When do you intend having Birdies picture ready for me I want to see your [underlined: black blue] eyed [underlined: baby very much]. Will you truly make us a
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