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Catalog Number KSc032733
Collection Louise Ockers Collection
Object Name Letter
Dates of Creation 1841/05/02
Scope & Content Stony Brook, May 2nd, 1841
Brother Nelson,
I received your letter yesterday afternoon. I had just arrived from N. York. We had our annual supper at the Academy Thursday evening, fine time. Academy opens tomorrow 3rd of May. Good exhibition. I have not time to say much now. I met with one of your acquaintances at Tammany Hall. Mr. Richard O. Davidson. He gave you a good name. He desired me to send his respects to you. He gave me a pamplet on the "Practical mode of Aerostation," by himself. He believes in flying.
Mathewson left here about a month since. He is at sag harbor. I understand he is quite intemperate again. He would not answer to [ ] with you he would require too much looking after. I sold a picture last fryday to Gen. Aaron Ward formerly member of Congress from this state. Though his influence the American Artists got the larger pictures to paint for government, Vanderline etc. I let him have a small sketch of Boy hoeing Corn. Price $125.
Mother dont enjoy good health. The 13th of April we had snow 2 feet deep on the level and in some parts of the [illegible] deeper. Sheperd is not very well, he complains very much as Henry did. The City dont agree with him. I think he should paint in the Country, go down south next winter.
Yours etc
Wm. S. Mount
R.N. Mount Esqr,
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A Sett of Cotillions-Called the White Lady
-As played by N. Mathewsonf
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All hands round "Camptown Hornpipe"-N. Mathewson
You can make var. of the 2 numbers as you play it.
Mathewson makes use of the 2 numbers (in the above Sett) when teaching his scholars to Dance the first lessons. Mathewson plays Fife Hunt in 2/4 time for the last number in that Sett in the key of C, which I sent you. If I had it in two four time you should have it. I have it in the key of C however.
I hope you will find the White Lady worth the postage.