Newyork 21. Aug. 1821.
I have been duly favored with your note under date of the 14th instant: In obedience to your wishes I have given your letter to Mr Rush the earliest conveyance, by the Ship Braganga, bound to Liverpool, which is to sail this day. I was unwilling to detain it for the British Packet, as she will not depart till about the tenth of Next month.—
I pray you to accept of a copy, of Mr Arden’s translation of the first book of Ovid’s Tristia, in heroic english verse, with the original Text; which I send herewith.—The Translater was born & educated in this City.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.