[ New York?] Friday morning [c January 1834]
My dear Sir
Did you see in the Post of last night an advertisement of a meeting of the Sketch Club at my House at 2 o'clock P. M.? --the mention of the day was unfortunately omitted--we meet today--and I hope you will be there--we are to have a long walk and a long talk, and I wish for my part to have a special conversation with you this week about certain matters-- Can not you get over [to Hoboken] between 2 & 3? 1
W. C. BRYANT
MANUSCRIPT: NYPL-Berg ADDRESS: Hon. G. C. Verplanck / 74 Leonard Street DOCKETED: W. C. Bryant.
New York Feb 3 1834
Frances, who wrote you some time since, is almost out of patience with waiting for an answer. We have heard nothing of you for four or five months, and do not know whether you and the rest of the family are dead lead or alive, --to say nothing of our being left in ignorance as to whether the things sent by Mr. Albro reached their destination, and whether the India rubbers fitted you or not. The principal reason for my writing at present is to let you know of a project which I have formed, for visiting Europe, with my family, next summer. If our plan goes into effect we shall be absent a year, and if you do not hear of our return at the expiration of that time, you need not be surprised. I think at present of going to Havre in one of the packets which sail every week from New York