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^[[introducing Delano, the artist]]

*25[[subscript]] 00 [[/subscript]]

Youngstown Dec 7 1847

Mr. Henry [[Hirtland?]]

Sir

   Allow me to introduce to your favourable regard Mr. Delano who has spend a few weeks here as a portrait painter.  He has copied finely a picture of your brother, the Doctor, & has executed some fine pictures here. You will find him gentlemanly in his manners, & amicable in character.  He will gratefully acknowledge any patronage you may give him, & any assistance you render him in the prosecution of his art in your place.

Respectfully
Yours
C .A. [[Boaudman?]]
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