Frances Marvin Smith Webster1848-04-10Lucien BonaparteBaltimore, MD39.2903848-76.6121893I have not written to you my dear husband for more than ten days, a much longer time than I usually allow to elapse without writing to you. In that period I have been favored with three letters from you, one brought by Mr. Speyers, one containing pay accounts, and one written subsequently but received about the same time.I was much obliged to you for the daguerreotypes, which you call likenesses of my "ugly husband" -- I however carry in my heart a much more faithful and flattering image of my good and excellent husband. Owing to the badness of the plates these representations are not good, and do you anything but justice. Fanny took one of them in her hand, and after looking at it a while says to it "Well Captain Webster, I think you have a velly long nose." With that comment she seemed perfectly satisfied. Josephine recognized them immediately, even to the figures on the housetop pointing you out to me, before I had time to make the discovery. I will have mine done for you on one plate with the children, if I find you do not come home this spring which I hope you will do as soon as peace is concluded, which I hope will be ere long.I left Fort McHenry a week since, intending to remain here a day or two, and then go on to New York. After I came here I learned that Uncle Edmund was hourly expected and as I preferred his company to going on alone I concluded to wait and accompany him. . . .