Antebellum Booty Call

At least, that’s my current theory on this.

Dear Miss Elizabeth,
Here are certain books, which I am pretty certain belong to your house. I know the Congreve is George’s. What do you think of Mrs. Mowatt’s lecturing. I am coming some evening soon to have long and ‘sweet communion’ with you.
Very truly yours
Park Benjamin”

~Park Benjamin to Ms. Elizabeth, New York, [1841/1842], Box 1, Park Benjamin Papers, Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, Columbia University