Belle Vue Ky Mar: 13th 1831.
My dear Sir
I inclose to you a letter to my worthy friend Mrs. M. It will give you both all the occurrences of my family & friends in this quarter.
I think about this time you have arrived at your four score years. I congratulate you that from appearances when I had the pleasure of seeing you, your strength of body & mind, you may live Many years to enjoy life, be a comfort to your family & friends, and a light to the rising generation.
May good preserve Many years yr friend.