Pittsburgh, Nov. 11, 1858
Mary Wick, Jane, Marion and I start tomorrow for Cincinnati on Billy Hamilton’s boat, the “Ida May.” We all went to see Miss Davenport last night at the “old” theatre. We will stirr old John McClellan up in Cincinnati, make the children sing and bring in Billy’s bass voice. The trip will be a recreation and variety for me. Siss gets along very well since mother’s death. We had a nice duck supper with her the other evening. She had plenty of jokes about Andy as usual.
Our old friend Bill Blakely died this morning. There is a very favorable notice in the evening’s “Chronicle.” I posted O’Neil on the matter. When I saw him last he said he wondered whether he would ever see you again.
Your Affectionate Brother