|Collection||NY Historical Society|
|Dates of Creation||1850/01/10|
|Scope & Content||
Stony Brook, Jan 10th 1850
My dear Sir,
Mr. Elderkin handed me your note inviting me to assist you at one of your publics at Roslyn. As much as I should like to hear you perform in the ballroom, I am not able to meet you at this time. My Brother, R. N. Mount, has two parties a week-Tuesdays, at Port Jefferson, and Thursdays, at Stony Brook. You will perceive that he cannot assist you this evening.
I have seen Mr. Shepard Jones. An engagement prevents him from playing with you this evening. I hope you will, under the difficulties, have a pleasant time. In conclusion allow me to say that no class of men should be more honored by the rising generation or better paid than the musician, and dancing master.
Call and see me when you travel this way.
Wm. S. Mount
C. Bishop Esqr.