|Dates of Creation||1841/04/06|
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To Mr William Mount
Millville April 6th 1841
My dear friend
My mother is still counting on you to paint two more portraits for her and I should very much regret her being disappointed perhaps you are not conscious of the estimation in which she holds you, or the pleasure it would give me to have you comply with her wishes.
If you can make your arrangements so as to come to my house about the first of June, or if you prefer going to Oyster bay, she would make her engagements accordingly. I should on my own accord rather you would come to Millville, and would endeavor to make your visit a pleasure to you, as it would be agreeable to myself - I shall however allow you to make your selection of places.
We shall take up our residence about the first of May in the house, where you painted my Mother's first portrait, and will therefore be able to furnish you with a good sitting room - you must not forget the old fiddle as I long to hear it tell about Zip Coon and the girl I left behind me.-Please write and let me know whether you are willing to engage, and at what time and place
Yours most truly
James H. Weeks
P.S. Direct your letter to Middle Island P.O.