|Collection||NY Historical Society|
|Dates of Creation||1850/07/25|
|Scope & Content||
Stony Brook, July 25th, '50
Wm. Schaus Esqr.
Your letter of the 16th inst. goes deeply to my heart. Your friendly feeling is as refreshing as a cool breeze after a hot and sultry day. Last Monday I assisted my Brother Shepard, in painting a figure upon the stern of a new and beautiful Schooner. Called Shepd. A. Mount. We have both been complimented by the same builders. I yet suffer from my fall and the Doctor consoles me that I will not recover from it in seven months and that I must keep quiet, not do any labour. You know that is painful to one so industrious as I am. I hope to run next time against a wheel of fortune as you expressed in a former letter.
The Girles down here say that your moustache is handsomer than mine. I hope you will believe it. Go on spreading engravings and paintings throughout the world.
We all unite in sending our best regards to Wm. Schaus Esqr.
Wm. S. Mount
We have a Pic-Nic this afternoon -we wish you on hand-