|Collection||Kate Strong Historical Library|
|Dates of Creation||1852/02/02|
|Scope & Content||
Penataquit, Febr. 2nd, 1852
We wish two or three portraits painted and would like to know if you could do it, and also if a portrait could be painted from a daguerreotype likeness, as I have one or two of my child that I lost about two months since. She was ten years old and the likenesses are very strong ones. 1 shall remove her from the vaulted grave in which she now rests to a family vault that we shall build as soon as the spring opens and will be ready about the first of May and then she can be seen if it will assist any in the painting of it as her coffin is so fixed that she can be looked at without exposing her to the air.
Please write me if you can do it, and at what time, and also the expense, and I will come and see you and make arrangements therefor.
John M. Moubray