[Boston—Tuesday, 20 March 1877]
Tuesday 21st [sic]. Quite a brilliant Evening here. Mrs Howe came unexpectedly and Mrs Martin opened the evening with an excellent touching paper on Emanuel Deutsch. Miss Whitney continued with a short dissertation on French Art, a model of excellence in style, directed to Couture as the central figure. Photographs of the Décadense were shown. Subsequently Miss Whitney read Miss Manning’s paper describing Couture as a man and as a teacher. Colonel Ingersoll, Governor Rice, Mr. Bartol & J.T.F. came in soon after the end of the reading, bringing us delightful flowers.
Colonel Ingersoll had given an address to a large audience upon politics which J. thought very fine, reminding him of the almost extinct gifts of Clay, Calhoun and Choate.