|Collection||Kate Strong Historical Library|
|Dates of Creation||1830/04/27|
|Scope & Content||
Stony Brook Saturday April 27th 1830
I am glad to hear by Mr. Shepard that you enjoy tolerable health, and make fine progress in the arty of painting. We did expect that you would return home this spring , but Mr. S says he thinks you will remain in Pennsylvania this summer. I shall not a=say anything about brother Bile, as it is probable that he or Henry will write to you.__ Mrs. Payne has a fine boy. They have had a dancing school at Setauket and was much more pleased with their Master their quarter ended about a fortnight ago, but the public was put off until the first Wednesday in May in consequence of Walter Smith's death which took place about the time the quarter ended. 45 schollers attended. I have your violin in possession, and take very good care of it. I should like to buy it and the case, if you will sell them, let me know what your price is, and I will send you the money, the first convenient opportunity.
Perhaps you know that _epe S. Woodhull failed last fall or summer his assignees have sold every thing that he ----but what the law allowed him and he will not now be able to pay his debts. Capt William Rudyard has been _ the necessity of selling his place. Jonas Smith bought it, Mr. Brewster as taken two partners, Collis at New Haven and Lawrence at New York. Sagastus Wood was to have went in partnership with him, but the old man recollected that he was an apprentice to him, that you know was a strong objection.
Cousin Shepard is waiting & I must close this letter. We are all well. Write me a line when you have leisure. (signed) R.N. Mount
Shepard A. Mount
|Notes||Robert writes from Stony Brook|