|Collection||Kate Strong Historical Library|
|Dates of Creation||1839/03/02|
|Scope & Content||
New York, March 2nd, 1839
Your esteemed favor of the 28th Feb. is rec., saying you thought the time too short to paint the picture for me before the Spring Exhibition. My only reason for wishing it in time for the Exhibition was to see a good picture from you there. Not having seen you for some time I did not know whether you were painting any pictures that would be there or not. I wish to have you take your own time to do it. I have only to say I should like to have it by Sept. or Oct. next. I should prefer a group to a single figure. Your head is full of just such subjects as I want. Your pencil can put them on canvas. I hope to see something of you in the Spring-we must stir people up a little. I have been all winter at a certain Gentleman to send
you an order. I hope to see a picture of yours in his possession yet. There's nothing new here in the way of pictures.