|Collection||NY Historical Society|
|Dates of Creation||1850/08/19|
|Scope & Content||
Stony Brook, Aug 19th, 1850
Wm. Schaus Esqr.
My dear Sir,
I was about to answer your delightful letter of Juiy 30th when I received your note of Aug 15th-announcing the name of your new firm and that you will continue to act for the firm as heretofore. It strikes me that if Goupil & Co. should rake the world over they could not find a better representative to their N.Y. house than yourself. My best wishes attend the new firm. I am delighted to hear that the engraving of "Just in Tune" is so fine. I am anxious to see it.
The fates have been against my painting the companion to "Just in tune," but time and a little patience will bring it about. First, I had no studio; second, two hot. Third, I had a fall, and then I contrived a studio to paint your picture, and a week ago today I was poisoned so severely by a vine called the running ivy, a mercurial plant, that I have spent a week of torment, suitable only to a fallen angel of the olden time. But the sky brightens, I am better.
The Ladies sends their compliments to you.
Yours very truly,
Wm. S. Mount