|Collection||NY Historical Society|
|Dates of Creation||1850/12/25|
|Scope & Content||
Stony Brook, Dec 25th, 1850
Wm. Schaus Esqr.
Your merry Christmas note I have just received. I thought it very strange that Goupil & Co. should let you run away from their establishment. To tell you the truth, they might rake Germany, France, England, and the United States, with a fine tooth comb before they could find a man that understands so well as you do their interest with the Americans--even at double your sallery, the house would be the looser in parting with you.
I am pleased you remain, it is honorable to both.
I expect to be in town next Monday or Tuesday. You will have a fine time at Mr. Benedict's, on Friday evening. I wish it were in my power to drop in.
In the death of your Mother, you have lost your best friend. You must not forget her wise admonitions. I wish you, and Mr. Mainguet, a Happy New Year.
Wm. S. Mount