East New Market


30 May 1848

Anthony L. Manning to his father, Anthony Manning

(Collection of Karen Nicholson, Arlington, VA)

Mr. Anthony Manning
E  Newmarket, Md.

May 31st 1848 

Cambridge 30th 1848 

Dear Father 

I saw Mr. Greaves very soon after you left; and he say that he will teach me 26 lessons for five dollars; and that he will teach at any hour I say, therefore it will not at all interfere with my school:  I have told several that such was his price for teaching on the flute, and it seemed to astonish them!  They say that all the musical masters that have been here before, charged from six to eight dollars for sixteen, or eighteen lessons.  How does that hat fit Washington?  Father I believe you did not get the buttons for your coat?  If you did not let me know if such sithe buttons as those you were looking at in Mr. Whites’s store will do: and if they will do I will get you some and sent them up to you. There is no more news than when you was down excepting its as wet as if there had been a small flood. 

Dear father I must now bid you good by as it is near school time, and remain your devoted son.. 

A. L. Manning