Danvers (?) mo.
Dear fnd Brainard
Thanks for the article____ me. It is a capital idea & I hope thee will follow it up with all thy excellent uses of _____& his entrepreneurs. They would be full
of (interest) and should be well paid for.
If it comes thy way will thee ask the photographer of the crayon of myself to send me 8 copies of it; cabinet size. My friends like it very much. Tell him to send his bill to me.
Have thee seen Franklin lately? I suspect he is a much different man this bitter winter. [Or perhaps, "I suspect he is a much suffering man this bitter winter."
With all good wishes
I am thy frd [friend]
John Greenleaf Whittier