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Catalog Number KSa020623
Collection Kate Strong Historical Library
Object Name Letter
Dates of Creation 1856/03/08
Scope & Content 24 Market Street March 8, 1856
Dear Mount,
Please hear me for my cause and yourn. Before the birds come out to be shot, and the foolish fishes snap at your naughty hook, just set your highness down good-naturedly and make me a picture. A pig in distress, a "nigger" entranced, or any other angelic subject will do only let it be a nice small bit with brains in it.
This popping the question has been in my bones a long, long time, and now it is out because I do want a specimen from a man whom I esteem, and an artist whose genius I have for years admired. My dear fellow will you jot me down a bit and name your price? I will garner marriage fees and work extra anywhere just to possess what you can do, and if I were not a parson, and you were not so smart, I'd lick you if you refuse.
Yours amiably
E. L. Magoon
Credit line Museum Purchase, 1965.