|Dates of Creation||1861/03/13|
|Scope & Content||
March 13th 61.
"My dear Nephew,
I expect to he in town on varnishing day 18th to see the artists from all sections of this vast country-notwithstanding secession of some of the states.
If I should not visit the City- you call on Mr. Richards, or Mr. Stearns on the morning of the 19th- obtain my family compliment of tickets for the private view in. the evening-
C. Edward Seabury wishes to know if he can have the pasturing portion of the farm~-if so he desires you to write him directly, as there is a good deal of outside fence to be looked after and now is the .time to attend to it-(Sap is running-) I hope you will not suffer any part of the farm to be planted unless manured-You had better make arrangements with Edward. I do not know when I have enjoyed myself so much asIhave this winter,-everything so quiet & suny at the old house. I have lately put up a small porch at the front door. Also, a leader the whole length of the house. I hope Evelena has painted like a good fellow this past winter. I have not painted any since my visit to N. Y. I have been engaged with my inventions-I expect Elizabeth is writing for some of the Periodicals, or, ought to be-She has genious enough. And your Mother by residing in the City is as happy as a scollop at high water-
-Love to Mac-& all good natured friends.
In haste. Yours truly,
WM. S. MOUNT
-."appearance of Snow.
-"Mrs. Cutting has moved to Hempstead with bed birds & Piano-"