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Philadelphia Nov [November] 22d 1827Dear Sir
When you have examined the proposal, made by my friend Mr [Mister] Letrell, for establishing a Public library, in Tennessee & in every other state in the union, I can have no hesitation in believing that you will give it your most cordial support__ The liberal spirit manifested by your legislature in granting funds to the Nashville University , inspires confidence that, with your recommendation & that [our] your funds, this important national object will be accomplished & that lasting benefits will result.
[added: with great respect Yo mo obt [Your most obedient]]
Sam Brown [added: Govr [Governor]. Houston Nashville ]
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[added: His Excellency gov [governor] Houston Nashville Tennessee
Sam: Brown 22 Nov [November] 1828]