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Catalog Number KSc032676
Collection Unknown
Object Name Letter
Dates of Creation 1867/11/11
Scope & Content Portable Studio
Setauket L.I. Nov 11th, 1867
Wednesday Nov. 6th, '67- We the undersigned thought proper to commemorate the recent Democratic victories by having a drawing, representing A Rooster standing upon a dead Negro.
The Break of Day. Accordingly, Capt Joseph Wm Underhill obtained a piece of white muslin of Walter Jones Junior-for the sketches, and bound it. Size 2 feet 4 in by 4 feet 4 inches. The painter sized it with wheat paste; and on the 7th commenced drawing in the design about 12 (noon) and dead colored the picture in oil colors. At noon the 8th, the work was finished. John Henry Smith has furnished a frame for it.
The committee to see that the Cock shall crow from time to time, protected, and taken to Port Jefferson and Stony Brook, and exhibited in Setauket on his returnar: Messrs
Walter Jones Jun.
Water Smith
Joseph Wm Underhill
John Henry Smith
Wm. S. Mount.
We quite regret that the canvas was not larger and better prepared.
Respectfully,
Wm. S. Mount
Credit line Museum Purchase, 1969.