P.T. Barnum to Moses Kimball,
Letter 9, April 30, 1845
Hotel Bedford Rue St. Honore 323 Paris
April 30th (1845)
My dear Moses,
Yours of the 1st is before me [and I am
] greatly rejoiced to hear of your
continued and improved success. I trust
that ere long, the richest men in
America will be we Museum chaps.
[Must?] it be.
General is carrying all before him. He
is as merry, happy and successful as
ever. Stratton is laying up $500 per
week and I guess Bridgeport will be
quite too [small] to hold him on our
return, and as for his wife, she will
look upon N.Y. or Boston as dirty
villages, quite beneath her notice.
Maybe there is not already a display of
ringlets, ear-rings and other jewelry,
$50 silk dresses with low-bosoms etc.
etc.!!! -- It's rich! very!
I wrote you sometime since the prints
illustrating the History of the Am.
Revolution. If you have not already sent
them -- please send them to Professor
Swift at the Am. Museum, and let him
make the selections for paintings for
the Dissolving views and send them to
London to be painted. It can't be done
[in] Paris. The health of self and
family are all recovered. They send
their best compliments. Give my respects
to your lady and children and especially
the new baby. Why old fellow you
are beating Prince Albert at
Stock-getting. May your babies all be
Presidents -- since they can't be
princes -- and we may as well begin
and try the petticoat government.
England swears she will lick Jonathan --
but I guess she will get her belly-full
before she is done with it --
The French are ready to join America if
a war should take place.
God bless you my dear fellow, [do not]
direct your letter to London, but
direct them to the above address "Hotel
Bedford Rue St. Honore 323 Paris."
Thine as ever
Moses Kimball Esq.
Proprietor of Boston Museum
Boston, U. States.
Letters To Moses Kimball
April 30, 1845
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(March 04, 2009)
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