Original in the Essex Institute, Salem, Mass. Transcribed from a photograph.
Ipswich, March 9, 1835Mr. Felt,
I received your communication this morning. I regret that you are not going to Amherst this week, but I doubt not that you understand the [reasons?], & that they are sufficient. I know too little, to be very anxious about any measures to promote the object.
I shall be happy to accept the kind invitation of yourself & Mrs. Felt to stop at your house. I shall calculate to pass two nights at your house - Wednes. & Thurs. which will allow time to visit at Charlestown as you propose. I shall be very glad to avail myself of this opportunity.
Much love to Mrs. Felt.
Probably I shall go to Boston in the morning stage on Wed.