Great Barrington Feb. 9 1825
My dear Sir.
I did not hear from you last Friday as I expected-- I took it for granted, therefore, that you had not made up your mind not to go with me to New York next week, and wrote to your brother in such terms, that he will probably expect to see us both. You will not I hope disappoint either his expectations or mine. As it depends upon you whether I shall have a very solitary uncomfortable journey, or a very pleasant one I hope that, all other circumstances being equal, you will take the humane side of the question. 1
I have made some inquiries about the Stages between Hudson and New York. They run every day and set out from Hudson at eleven o'clock in the forenoon. On Wednesday and one other day in the week (I forget which) comes along another Stage which travels all night for the dispatch of the mails. If you go, I hope you will come down Monday night, and if we can get to Hudson the next morning by eleven o'clock, à la bonne heure, well and good--if not we have the next day before us--but we will talk of these things when you come. 2
Believe me Ever truly Yours &c WM C BRYANT
MANUSCRIPT: Pierpont Morgan Library ADDRESS: Charles Sedgwick Esq. / Lenox / Judge Walker DOCKETED: Wm C Bryant / Gt--Barrington / Feb-- 1825 PUBLISHED: Charles I. Glicksberg, "Bryant and the Sedgwick Family," Americana, 31 ( Octo ber 1937), 633-634.