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Catalog Number KSc032761
Collection NY Historical Society
Object Name Letter
Dates of Creation 1844/02/13
Scope & Content Setauket,, Long Island
February 13th 1844
"Brother William,
I shall open my singing school to-morrow evening at the Episcopal Church, my class will be small at the beginning, but I think it will soon increase to a respectable number. The Ladies will meet at 3 o'clock in the after-noon and the Gentleman at 7 in the evening. This arrangement; does not altogether please them, but it is the best for their improvement. You will appreciate the motive without my explaining the reasons to you. The schollars have not yet any instruction Books, and consequently I shall be obliged to write their parts for them until they get them I shall be in want consequently of some music paper. If you can send me six or eight sheets by Mr Dominick I shall be glad of it and will pay you when you come up to make us a visit. I intend to tax the schollars for it.
I have not much news to communicate to you Isaac Smith is married to a miss Petty, (Grand Daughter of Mrs .Liscomb,) The Methodists have commenced their meetings, at Setauket, and will probably meet with the same success that they have at Drowned Meadowe lately which was very slim.
Yours Affectionately
P. S. Brother. Shepard will be down the first of next week