|Collection||Kate Strong Historical Library|
|Dates of Creation||1868/09/02|
|Scope & Content||
Sept 2nd 1868
On my return to this place I find your very interesting letter and card of invitation to your Fine Art Gallery, that your health is better, which is gratifying, also an invitation to visit you & your dear wife which is complimentary - A change of scene to a fresh country at this time would be beneficial; but my desire to make a few sketches this autumn will prevent my seeing you "under your own vine & fig tree" where I should be delighted to see you and imagine our friend C.L. Elliott in our presence.
How sad I feel that he has been taken away so early; but he has left works which will be an honor to his name and country. His funeral at the N.A. was proper & effective.
I board among the farmers, and as cheerful as a Christian ought to be, and shall be happy to see you if you should peregrinate this way.
My best regards to Mrs. Thayer &
Believe me yours
Wm. S. Mount
P.S. I expect to see my Brother Shepard at Stony Brook in a few days & will mention your request.
|Notes||Written from "portable studio"|