Arranging a benefit for E.G. Bert, April, 1864

San Francisco, April 19, '64.

Mr. E.G. Bert:  My Dear, Kind Friend:— ln a few days I shall leave California, endeared to me by very many kind, true-hearted friends, to journey to a foreign land; but ere I go I would like to make some return for the many acts of kindness I have received at your hands, and if you would accept of a night's professional services, it would be a source of delightful pleasure when far away and thinking of the dear ones I leave behind me, to know that my last night in California was devoted to the interests of one of my truest and dearest friends. Hoping a speedy reply and acceptance, I remain yours, sincerely. MISS LOTTA

New Idea. April 19, 1864.

Mr. E. G. Bert: Dear Sir-Having heard that it was the wi-a and intention of your friends to tender you a COMPLIMENTARY BENEFIT, we. the members now forming the company of the New Idea, beg leave to be considered among them, and offer you our gratuitous service for that occasion. Yours Truly,     BEN COTTON, OTTO BURBANK, BILLY SHEPPARD, W. PAINTER, C.F. SHATTUCK, JAS. KENDALL, ALEX. DAVIS, W. WATESMAN, JENNIE LAMONT, LIZZIE SMITH, MINNIE FILMORE, ADA DEVERE. W. BERNARD, J. DEANGELO, PETE STERLING, JOHN WOODARD, HARRY WILLIAMS, J.J. MUNDWELLER, JR., L. MUNDWELDER, W. ROGERS, FANNY HANKS, LIZZIE FILMORE, LITTLE SOLEDAD, S.A. HENRY

New Idea. April 19, 1864.

Miss Lotta. and Ladies and Gentlemen of the 'New Idea:" My Dear Friends— Your kind notes have been received, and in reply I can only say you have my sincere thanks for this unexpected generosity, and it is with grateful pleasure that I accept the kindness you wish to bestow upon me and as to the time and place, I trust that FRIDAY EVENING, April 22, at the Metropolitan Theatre, will suit your convenience. and meet the approbation of all concerned. Yours truly,   E.G. Bert 

Arranging a benefit for E.G. Bert, April, 1864