|Collection||Kate Strong Historical Library|
|Scope & Content||
New York Oct. 31st / 67
I supposed my husband had replied to your letter and did not know to the contrary until the arrival of your second note, but he has been so much engaged in the coming election that he has not had time to attend to anything else. I have been purchasing some new paintings and my parlors are all in order for the winter and I do not like to disarrange them, as I am expecting company and
Taking down of the portraits would spoil the arrangement of the whole, perhaps at the regular exhibition in the Spring if you still desire it, we may be able to let you have the Generals portrait. The pictures I have been getting are old masterpieces, and should be happy to have you call and see them, as I should like to have your opinion of them.
|Credit line||Bequest of Ward Melville, 1977.|