|Collection||NY Historical Society|
|Dates of Creation||1852/02/29|
|Scope & Content||
Stony Brook Suffolk Co
Feb. 29th, l852
My friend Lanman,
1 have just been looking at Wilkie's Blind Fiddler, line engraving after Burnet. A present from somebody. After you have rested from your tour to the noisy City of New York, in company with the noble hearted Webster, I wish you would step over to the patent office and see if my violin has arrived. Mr. Francis H. Upton, 72 Wall St. NY., informed me that it should be forwarded to (Washington) the patent office the 23 inst. I will thank you to use sour influence with Mr. Thos. Eubank and Dr. Gale to facilitate my procuring the patent.
All your friends here are delighted to hear from you. Shepard wishes he could have met you in the City. Please drop me a few lines.
SKETCHES OF VIOLIN AND BRIDGE ARE HERE;]
Captioned: The Cradle of harmony
The Hollow back fiddle Invented by W.S. Mount
Quite a number of the Editors both on the Island and New York City have spoken very favourably (of their own accord) of my new violin. Mr. Chilton has not answered my letter, please give my regards to him. Give my regards to your Lady and believe me yours truly,
Wm. S. Mount