Transcription of a letter from John Greenleaf Whittier to Charles H. Brainard

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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

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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