|Collection||Kate Strong Historical Library|
|Dates of Creation||1842/05/20|
|Scope & Content||
New York, May 20th, 1842
Early this morning I fixed up a couple of shirts etc. intending to go down and make you a visit of a day or two. Just then an easterly storm. commenced, and is now raging furiously, which put a damper on my expectations:
I have made up my mind to go to Norwich in the Boat of this afternoon, and I wish this letter to inform you of the fact that I positively wish and expect you to make a visit there-sometime next week. The boats which you are to take lie at the Battery (Pier no. 1). They leave every day at 5 P.M.; landing you in Norwich, early in the morning, and within a stone's throw of my father's house. Steam Boats leave Norwich every day, so that you can conclude your visit just when you please. Owing to opposition, the fair is a mere song, 50¢: in one, and $1.00 in the other line. If you should want to sketch in oil, when at Norwich. I can furnish you with a well set palette, also with drawing paper and pencils. I know you will have a good time, and if you fail to come, I shall be sadly disappointed. Did I suppose that my going to Stony Brook would secure a visit from you, I would go down through thick and thin, through "thunder, lightning hail and rain."
When you get to Norwich, any body will tell you where to find me, or if you will let me know by letter when you leave, I will be at the wharf to meet you.
Remember me kindly to Mrs. Seabury, and Shepard and his wife. Tell him if he has an odd sketch or two which he dont want, you will forward them to me when you come. That notice of the Academy will not appear in [illegible] until next week. I am going to take this to the boat so that you may have it tomorrow P.M.