You speak of Edward--we have heard that he has left Arthur. What is he doing and whom does he live with?
Our winter has been remarkably mild--a season like autumn or spring. We had some cold weather and a little sprinkling of snow in December and the river closed to the north of us--but for several weeks past the temperature has been remarkably high for the season and the river has been open as far as Hudson for several days. The snow went off almost immediately, but a Northampton man told me last week that in that part of the country they had already had sleighing for two months and a half. Remember me to your wife and believe me
W. C. BRYANT
[by Frances Bryant]
I wish I could tell you that we intend to visit you next summer, for I have a great desire to do so, however I am pretty well satisfied that we shall not have money enough for that, therefore you must not look for us. William seems determined on going to Europe; and I am preparing our clothes as fast as possible, still 1 think, we may not go. I do not intend to be very much disappointed if we should not be able to go in June. What is the difficulty between Arthur and Edward? Do tell me about it. Arthur has written to Miss R[obbins] on the subject; I have not seen the letter. Mr. Sedgwick told William yesterday that he was waiting very impatiently for a letter from you.
Wm's second edition is out, it is very prettily done. Fanny is very well, and desires to be remembered to you. She speaks of you very often. Julia is fat and healthy. Has Henrietta entirely recovered her health? 3 Excuse me for not filling out this sheet, for I have been to town this afternoon and am very tired. Remember me affectionately to your wife & believe me truly yours.
F. F. BRYANT
MANUSCRIPT: NYPI-BFP ADDRESS: Mr. John H. Bryant / Princeton / Putnam Co. / Illinois. POSTMARK: NEW-YORK / FEB / 27 POSTAL ANNOTATION: PAID 25.
New York March 19 1834.
I have been spoken to by Mr. Robert W. Weir of this city, who desires to obtain the place of Teacher of Drawing at the Military Institution