|Dates of Creation||1847/12/19|
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To Miss Delia Hawkins
164 Grand Street
Stony Brook Dec 19th 1847
My Dear Cousin,
Your long looked for and very interesting letter of the 14th inst. reached me last evening - It afforded me a world of pleasure to read it. Your style of writing I like. The composition is excellent. It is so judicous throughout. I feel proud of My Cousin Delia.
I thank you for the information respecting the Art-Union, and the catalogue you will send me. I will endeavor to be in the city on the 24th if possible, but I expect business will prevent me; as I have a portrait of a lady to finish and to take to the City when completed. The bad weather has prevented the lady from taking her sittings regular which puts me out of my reckoning.
I recollect the water color pieces you speak of. If I should be so lucky as to draw one of them, you shall have it as a New Year present.I hope you take lessons in dancing this winter. The sealing wax of your letter did not stick fast.. I received it from the post office open. Good wafers are better
I wish you could be gratified with a ride in the country on horse back. How much more we think of the country life when we are bound up
in the City.
Please give my best regards to Mrs. Ruth Wickham.
Mrs. Seabury and Julia desires to be remembered to you.
I remain yours very truly,
Wm. S. Mount