1885 - United States
September 21, 1885
Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York
You must take the enclosed scribble for what it is worth - we arrived at Sandyhook on Saturday evening and anchored at quarantine about midnight - all breakfasted at 6.30 am Sunday morning on board the Etruria, it was a lively scene indeed - we landed here at 9 and got clear of the custom house in about half an hour and then had a carriage to this mansion – I must not begin any description of this Hotel or this great city or there would be no chance of finishing for a day or two. Have been out at work all the day, calling on leading importers and arranged for seeing them again next week - Mr. Herbert and I go to the falls tonight at 6 by a Pullmans car. Mr. Stones kindness to me is past all telling. Heard of Arthur Shapland yesterday - he has gone to Chicago - I propose going on there about Thursday I think, and intend returning here by Saturday or following Monday or Tuesday. Mr. Stone sent off the A telegram yesterday morning while we were at quarantine and suppose you will have heard this morning (Monday) of our safe arrival and all well. The meetings here are a wreck indeed. Saw Christopher Wolstan at a reading last night and now my beloved Angee I will say goodbye for a little while again, commending you and all our dear ones to our Fathers love and care and believe me
I have sent Mr. Stones cheque for £50 to Marshall & Harding by this mail and requested them to acknowledge it to Ilfracombe.