|Dates of Creation||1844/10/07|
|Scope & Content||
Oct 7, 1844
My dear ;Mount:
We have a fine exhibition of pictures ancient and modern which I wish you could see-They will be kept open to visitors during the present week, perhaps longer. Your 'Fortune telling' has been greatly admired, and the 'Sleeping girl' is not without her friends. The price of both pictures has been asked by gentlemen able to purchase and you will please state to me in confidence what your highest price is for each as well as the lowest price you will be willing to take in order that I may if possible negotiate a sale for you.
Although the Fortune Telling is considered rather out oœ your usual style of small figures, I am sure no picture of yours has ever been more admired, and that too by the best judges.-
As your letter did not mention that we might take Shep's Fisherman, he has not had his full share or praise, though the Schuylkill Chubs have been very much commended.
I hope you are engaged about something to add to your reputation down there at Stoney Brook.-I may possibly come within reach of you in a few weeks, if I conclude to attend some of the Whig Mass meetings they are about to hold in Old Suffolk.-If however in the mean time you should take the streak of lightnink (the Rail Road) and come down here I shall be glad to see you.
[PENCILED NOTE BY MOUNT])
I received this letter about the 12th of Oct. but according to Mr. Gould's account I received it about the 20th of Oct. I have paid the postage on this letter to day