Barnabas Brown EsquireStamped: New York OCT ??
Post Office New Berlin
New York 20th Octo 1826Found in "The Works of P. Virgilius Maro" by Levi Hart and V.R. Osborn. Published by Joseph N. Lewis, Baltimore, 1833.
No. 416 Broome Street
direct to me at this house its near Broadway 1/2 a mile North of the City Hall
I have wrote this since I receivde thy letter of 25th March. I am in tolerable good Health for one that has ???? so many years towards the blessed end of all things here, I ???? tho approved towards eternal Rest with more pleasing comfort, that I ever didthe ?????? in part of any ????? I ever went, I have lived two years over the time Layd down in the Book for human life and I think th??? is very few that have past through so long a life with more peace of mind that I have done.
I have sold my farm at New Rochelle finding it too bothersome at this time of life to have such a charge ........???........ people about me, the crops in all this quarter is very good & fruit extra fine and it's a general time of health and a great plenty of the good things of this world at market. My love to wife and children
ED: I apologize for all the ???s, I usually skip one if I can't read it, but this letter seemed too interesting. If you have any clues for me, comment away.