|Collection||NY Historical Society|
|Dates of Creation||1851/03/17|
|Scope & Content||
New York, March 17th, 1851
My dear Sir.
Your esteemed favor of the 14th inst is recd announcing the fact that there is a prospect that you and I are likely to have a chance to go down to posterity, clinging to Dr. Franklin's skirts.
For that purpose and at the same time to get hold of your "coat tail" in case the other should not be sufficient,
I shall be most happy to take a "Turn at your Grind stone.,,
The fact is I have been waiting so long, to get a "turn," that I can hardly wait for you to get here with it. I have no doubt it will be of the real grit, such as usually comes from your quarry.
Had Sketch Club last Friday evening, grand time, wish you had been there. We miss you from amongst us, and wish you were within traveling distance.