I am requested by a gentleman who lives on your land to write to you for the Purpose of Soliciting you to give him a leace [sic] he bought a gentleman's improvement and Paid fifty Dollars there was a Small field & Cabben [sic] on it and he has had the use of it two years he wishes You to extend his Privaledges [sic] to what would be the Custom of the Country which would be five years to come I informed the Gentleman that I was well acquainted with You and thought You would give him a leace [sic] if You give him a leace [sic] he will Clear twenty acres and Plant you one hundred fruit trees also Mr. Wm L PettyJohn lives on your land and wishes also to take a leace [sic] if You conclude to give these leaces [sic] write them and enclose them to Dresdon to me Mr. Elisha W. Glass is one and Mr Wm L Pettyjohn is the other Pleas[sic] to answer this letter as soon as Possible I am well and family hoping these lines to find you in the alike
Your Friend, David Crockett John H. Bryan
P.S. Pleas [sic] to write immediately as these Poor Men is uneasy and wants to know the Result.
I have said nothing about my next Election I think if I am not Flattered I will Beat 5000 votes I have Backed out Mr Miller and Mr Alexander has taken the tract he run against me in my last contest I beat him 27 & 48 votes and I have no doubt of getting a much larger majority in very next Race I Remain your Sincear [sic] friend in hast [sic] direct your letter to Trenton
David Crockett Hon John H. Bryant