(August 23. What wouldn't I give for the promise that I should be at Saratoga with uncle and aunt by this date! Nous verrons. I shall probably be in Columbia, S. C.) If I had only got away when I started, the above wish might have been fulfilled! It is too late, even if I go Monday. The boat is up; no particulars. I hope I may get off, but hardly expect it. Arthur is coming down from up stairs to-day.
SOURCE: Francis Winthrop Palfrey, Memoir of William Francis Bartlett, p. 135