WESTPORT, N. Y., Nov. 9, 1849.
DEAR SON JOHN, — I reached home last week, and found all well, and the weather fine, which has been the case since you left Essex County. I expect to return to Springfield some day next week, but wish you would forward me (without delay) by letter directed to me at this place (Westport, Essex Co.), care of F. H. Cutting, a draft on New York for $250, payable to my order. Please let my wife know.
Your affectionate father,
SOURCE: Franklin B. Sanborn, The Life and Letters of John Brown, p. 73