- upon this he was a very great wind to blow you up - altho you are a marrd [married] man - I won't get [indecipherable] without letting you into a secret -
I received a letter from  [?] abt the time since in wh [which] he enlightened me upon this 'Merry' interesting subject  -  And gave me some idea what you are up to  -  indeed I am truly glad your prospects are so good.  Well my boy if any one wishes you Success I'm sure I do  -  but it [would?] [?] an occasional line - i don't ask you to be continually writing - because it would be teatotally [?] impossible  for me to reply regularly -
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