22d of June, 1857
[Colonel H. Forbes, New York City, New York.]
sir, — If you have drawn on W. H. D. Callender, Esq., cashier at Hartford, Conn., for six hundred dollars, or any part of that amount, and are not prepared to come on and join me at once, you will please pay over to Joseph Bryant. Esq., who is my agent, six hundred dollars, or whatever amount you have so drawn.
I did not present this to the colonel, as I presumed it would be of no use; and then he is, I am persuaded, acting on good faith.
SOURCE: Franklin B. Sanborn, The Life and Letters of John Brown, p. 389