1 page, 4to, closely written, integral address leaf with tears from seal, otherwise in good condition. Describing the attractions of Cooperstown: "Your friends and yourself can be accomodated on the following terms. A private parlor, pretty well furnished, &c, and quite well situated, good enough bedroom, a separate plain table, at your own house, and a respectable, new, quiet tavern, agreably placed, for $6 a week....The house is at my gate, has a piazza on two sides...and is as good as can be generally found....it has been badly kept; has changed hands this summer with a view to improvements....We have an exceedingly healthy and cool country; pleasant rides and drives, a lake, excellent water, ice, and no fruits but apples and the smaller kinds. Chickens will soon abound. I have wine, but whether there is any in the tavern I never asked. We have two rotten eggs [sulphur] Springs within fifteen miles...." " /> COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE. Autograph letter signed ("J. Fenimore Cooper") to Matthew C. Patterson, "Hall, Cooperstown," [New York"], 6 July 1841. <I>1 page, 4to, closely written, integral address leaf with tears from seal, otherwise in good condition.</I> Describing the attractions of Cooperstown: "Your friends and yourself can be accomodated on the following terms. A private parlor, pretty well furnished, &c, and quite well situated, good enough bedroom, a separate plain table, at your own house, and a respectable, <I>new</I>, quiet tavern, agreably placed, for $6 a week....The house is at my gate, has a piazza on two sides...and is as good as can be generally found....it has been badly kept; has changed hands this summer with a view to improvements....We have an exceedingly healthy and cool country; pleasant rides and drives, a lake, excellent water, ice, and <I>no</I> fruits but apples and the smaller kinds. Chickens will soon abound. I have wine, but whether there is any in the tavern I never asked. We have two rotten eggs [sulphur] Springs within fifteen miles...." | Christie's