|Dates of Creation||1865/02/20|
|Scope & Content||
Peekskill, Feb. 20th. 1865
My Dear Mr. Mount,
Mother has just received your letter, and has allowed me to answer it.
I thank you for your present, and shall always think of you when learning to play. I never expect to play as well as you, but will try to play "the girl I left behind me."
Mother thinks you had better send it by express or mail, please direct to Peekskill care of Albert Wells Esq.
I am at the academy, and go home on Friday afternoon; and return on Monday.
Mother finds it very lonely here in the winter: my aunt Kate has stayed with her all winter for company. We are
not much acquainted with the people about home, and see very few visitors.
I am studying hard this winter and hope soon to be able to leave school, and help take care of myself.
Mother wishes to be remembered to you and hopes you are enjoying good health: and now I must close.
Accept my thanks for your kind present,
and believe me
your sincere friend,
To William S. Mount Esq.