We are just back & find the house still full of workmen—which knowcks our purpose of compelling you to stop yo here on your way home, in the head. We occupy the study, nursery & mother’s bedroom—the carpenters have the rest of the house.1
We saw Charley in New York & he drew an admirable picture to send to you. He has grown into a stately fellow, & don’t chatter. I do, but I am old. I told him to draw all the time, & shirk everything else. I believe he said he would.2
Livy wore herself out buying carpets & furniture in New York—that & the journeys “fixed” her. But she will rest up, now, I hope. Miss Lee has just been in inquiring after the health of Mrs. Wyman, but I could tell her nothing.3
You must go & see my play in New York. You’ll like Col. Sellers.
Lovingly, (from both,)
To Box Office Park Theatre
Broadway near 23d,
Please provide bearer with a couple of choice seats & oblige
Will you go?4
CSmH, call no. HM 14284).
Provenance:see Huntington Library in Description of Provenance.