Sunday Evening 25 Jan: 57.
MY DEAR HARRIET/
Yours of last Sunday reached me yesterday. It is my purpose. God willing, to leave here tomorrow for Washington in company with Mr. Robert Magraw. I enclose a letter from Mr. Appleton to yourself, received yesterday. I opened it, because I was very anxious to receive late news from Washington & thought it might be intended for me. I am ignorant of the character of the letter except so much of it as to discover I had no concern with it.
It’s an ill wind that blows nobody good, & the snow storm has enabled me to do much necessary work. I do not intend to pass more than one week in Washington.
I received a letter for you from Lady Chantrey. It came enclosed in a note to me, but has been mislaid. I cannot find it; but James will send it.
With my affectionate regards to Mr. & Mrs. Plitt, I remain yours affectionately
MISS HARRIET LANE