New York Sept. 17, 1825.
My dear Frances
I remembered after I sent off my last 1 that I had not given you the number of our new lodgings in order that you may tell the coachman -where to set you down. It is 88 Canal St.2 Do not forget to take the stage that goes to N. Y. by the Williamsburg ferry instead of that to Brooklyn. It costs but 6 pence more.
I am just returned from a call on Miss W----------. I went to the intersection of Essex and Rivington Streets, and knocked at the door of a house at one of the corners, in which I judged it most likely that she lived. It was a two story brick house standing quite by itself with jars of flowers on the outside of the upper windows. The lower story had been evidently built for a shop of some sort, but the front door was shut and I went to a side door. A woman between thirty and forty years of age put her head out of a window above the door and asked what I wanted, and at the same time a pretty little girl about twelve years of age opened the door. I inquired if a Mr. Simpson lived there? The woman said that he did not--but a Mr. Sinclair did. "An Englishman?" demanded I. "No, no such person lives here." The little girl said there was a Mr. Brown who lived there. "And what business does he follow?" "He is a blacksmith." "Then I have come to the wrong place," and turning away I went to the opposite corner where there was a grocery. I enquired for a tall Englishman who drove a cart with two horses. The grocer said that there was such a man who lived in the house which I had just quitted but he did not know his name. "There he is now, going in." I returned to the house but Simpson had got in and shut the door. I knocked again; it was opened by the woman whom I had seen at the window. I told her, that the man who had just entered was the person whom I wanted to see. "Oh, it is Mr. Sinclairl!" "Aye, aye, Mr. Sinclair." Mr Sinclair who was going up stairs now looked down: I accosted him; he returned my salute good naturedly, and asked me to walk up. I went up; and stood on the landing- place, while he opened the door of a chamber, announced my name, and then said that the lady would be ready to see me in a moment. A[t]