September 15, 1845 [To his sister, Ann Eliza]
Pittsburgh, Sep. 15, 1845
My Dear Sister,
In one of your letters you expressed a desire that I should compose for you some organ music, but as I have no knowledge of that instrument I have thought it advisable not to explore my ignorance. I have, however, seen Mr. Mellor who has promised to lend me some music that he thinks will suit, which I will copy and send to you.
Henry has written home saying that he would like to change places with some person until he may have time to come to Pitt. and rest himself, and as it would be a very pleasant change I have thought of taking his place in Washington. If I do so I will, no doubt, have an opportunity of visiting you. He seems to think that there is no chance of advancement in the office which he now holds and if he can get a good situation here he will let me make a permanent stay as Washn.
We have received one letter from Dunning since he left us I suppose he visited Paradise on his way east he had not, when he wrote, visited Philadelphia, where (as you must know) his true-love is staying.
I am writing amidst the bustle of the Hope ware-house you must forgive therefore my haste.
We are all well excepting little Tom, who has had quite a fever but is now getting better.
Love to all--. Your affectionate brother