MANUSCRIPT: BPL ADDRESS: Charles Folsom Esq. / Editor of the U. S. Review / Care of Bowles: & Dearborn / Boston POSTMARK: NEW-YORK / JUN / 15 POSTAL ANNOTATION: 18¾.
New York June 30 1827.
My dear Frances
I arrived at New York about half past two the morning after I left you and passed a tolerably comfortable time in my berth until about 5 o'clock when I turned out and went to my boarding house. But my misery was yet to come; the cherries I had swallowed at Fishkill 1 were discontented with their imprisonment in the stomach of a New Yorker and in the afternoon I became terribly sick. I was in great misery until late in the evening when with the help of some soda I was relieved, and the next morning found me only a little weaker than ordinary.
I have got home our matters from Mrs. Meigs's. 2 I saw Mrs. & Miss Johnson who enquired very affectionately about you and hoped for Fanny's sake that you would come to New York soon. 3 I shall certainly expect you on Thursday. It will be the day after the 4th of July you know and all the tumult will be over.
Austin [Bryant] is in the city. He came down yesterday. He left all our Friends in Cummington well. I suppose he will return Monday or Tuesday. I have given him the cloak. He stays with me at Mrs. Tripler's one of whose boarders went away by good luck the very day he came.
I have been looking quite anxiously for a letter from you and hoped at least that I should receive one this morning but I have not seen it yet.
PETITE J'ESPÈRE BIEN DE VOUS VOIR JEUDI PROCHAIN EN MEILLEURE SANTÉ QUE VOUS N'ÉTIEZ LORSQUE JE VOUS AI QUITTÉ À NEWBURGH. 4 EN ATTENDANT JE VOUS PRIE DE VOUS MONTRER PATIENTE ET SAGE D'AIMER VOTRE MAMAN ET LUI OBÉIR, ET DE PENSER QUELQUEFOIS À VOTRE PÈRE. 5