I received a letter from you the other day, stating that you had not received a letter from me for a long time. I don't know how this is, for I have written to you since my return to Brooklyn, the last letter previous to my leaving Titusville[,] Penn. was one in answer to the request for 5, which at this time I could not send, as the parties for whom I was painting the Opera House have not as yet paid me for all my labors.--When I left the West, I was forced to do so through sickness and have not as yet quite recovered. Tomorrow Evening (Thursday) I leave again for the city, but when ever you do write that long letter about your dear self, direct it to my residence in Brooklyn, then my son Washington will know where to send it. I wish you would write a long letter about yourself, and also write me about Eddie on the subject I have so often requested. I have finished Eddie[']s Picture, and exhibited the same
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