ALS. Refers to an auction and an item for which he is bidding; his liking for Lowestoft and sailing; provisions sent by his correspondent. F. asks him to send him several classical texts from his own house and goes on to recount the incident of a sick captain restricted to his brig in the harbor because of cholera.
LS. In this letter, written in the hand of Tench Tilghman, his aide, Washington gives his urgent order: "I have this moment recd. information that the Enemy's fleet have left the Cape of Delaware and have steered Eastward again. You are therefore to return immediately to Peekskill with the two brigades under your command. If you should find that the Enemy have thrown any ships in the passage of King's Ferry you must proceed up to New Windsor and cross there."
2 TLsS. She would like to read his The chinese lantern and also mentions that her husband tells her "Victoria Regina is a great success in New York and he enjoyed it very much." After reading The Chinese lantern, however, she writes: "I don't think that I could do justice by playing the part of Mee-Mee."
ALS. Asks Hill to take care of a business matter and to "call at Coutts's as you pass and enquire for our relation Mr. Charles Ward." Also adds that "Grattan is delighted to find his article on French poetry in the Edinburg."
2 ALsS. Tells Forster that his painting Christ's entry into Jerusalem has been purchased for a public gallery in Philadelphia "and thus thank God been rescued from its habitual dust-hole." His Lazarus having been sold to his upholsterer to pay debts, Haydon asks Forster to pay a visit. "I shall really be happy to hear of any scheme which will save it." In the second letter, Haydon writes about selling his collection of drawings. "Will you like your own or your brother's at 5 guineas framed?"
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