|Collection||NY Historical Society|
|Dates of Creation||1841/01/23|
|Scope & Content||
Stony Brook, Jan 23d,1841
My Dear Sir,
I see by the Knickerbocker which you have so kindly sent me that you are in Norwich Conn, admiring no doubt one of God's noblest works: a lovely woman. I cannot conceive what else should have drawn you there- If so, let her weave a web around your affections, and when she walks tenderly about you and touches you with her garments, then gently place your left hand on her slender waist, and your right hand after the manner of Cupid and Psyche, and press her rich lips to yours- Believe me my friend Lanman you will never forget the impression as long as you live.
A cloud has been throwing a gloomy shadow over my sunny countenance since I saw you in N.Y. In consequence of the sickness and death of my eldest brother, Henry S. Mount, by consumption. The circumstance of his decline depressed my spirits so much that I have not used the brush in six weeks. But nature begins to look cheerful once more; therefore, I shall resume the maul stick in a few days. I have read "Peter Cram." I like it much should like to know the author's name. I am obliged for the number, and other papers you have sent me. Favor me with that letter if you please.
Yours truly, Wm. S. Mount.
Excuse the liberty I have taken in writing to you.