|Collection||Kate Strong Historical Library|
|Dates of Creation||1850/07/11|
|Scope & Content||
New York July 11. 1850
Wm. S. Mount Esqre.
My dear Sir; On my return from the country, this very morning, I opened your kind note, by which I am deeply affected. I hope however that You have already recovered from this sad accident & are enjoying more than ever the pure & delightful air of Stony Brook.
I enjoyed myself too much at Stony Brook & at every moment I am regretting these happy moments gone by like a dream. . I enjoyed the' glorious' 4th' of July at the Pavilion
At New Brighton delightful or rather good company, capital music & besides this day remembered me that I was fortunate enough to be born the fourth of July. So you see that one & the same day produces a very great & a very small thing. I can say that Stony Brook was not forgotten in my thoughts & how could it be otherwise. Some times when I am low spirited and I think about the cheerful friends at Stony Brook I feel better at once: I may well call You my doctor & by all means your medicine is the best I ever tasted in my life & would recommend there to all my friends-When I come again on Long Island do not take me in the overcrowded Church of the pretty women all round the country-I am really afraid to get worldly notions during the Sermon. I see but too often heaven in the beautiful eyes of the American ladies & so I may become a heathen in religious matters. Will You kindly present my best compliments to Mrs. & Misses .
Seabury, the Mess.Seabury Sr. & Jr. & to all the friends at Stony Brook.Keep a good share. for Yourself & whenever You come again in contact with a wheel, I trust it will be the wheel of fortune'
Yours ever truly friend
|Credit line||Bequest of Ward Melville, 1977.|