Troy, N.Y., 4 Mo. 8, 1824.
To save the trouble, let thy clerk, or some young man say whether I can send thee a 3 dollar octavo volume by mail, 620 pages, post free, & if not how I can send it? I have just published a Gazette[. . .] & Geography of the State of New York, which I want thee to see. There are many things, incidentally said, besides mere topographical details, intended to counteract injurious tendencies in our young Republic, on which I want the Fathers to fix their eye.
H. G. Spafford.