“My dear Ella, I am only twenty-five miles from Windham – both Prancer  and I are not feeling quite up to the mark and will stay until tomorrow. On Wednesday, when I left, it was very cold and everyone was preparing for a frost. This is the lake that I used to come to occasionally from Windham last summer. I have [done] no fishing as the weather is too raw. This inn dates back to revolutionary times and is very fine. There is a large ball room and the [cots] are very large. Your mother and Cora were very well and as soon as Cora and Harry go, your mother is coming to Branchville.  I look forward with pleasure to when this trip will be over. Do not be disappointed if I do not get back till Monday, although if it will not hurt Prancer I will be home before. With love to you all, Affectionately, Julian"

J. Alden Weir, The Pocotopaug, East Hampton, CT to Ella, Branchville, Sept. 24 1898
Dorothy Weir Young Papers, Vault MSS 1291, Box 3, folder 10, Weir Family Papers,
L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University.