This folded lettersheet / stampless letter has a very faint / partial circular date stamp for what I assume is HARTFORD Ct. (you cand just see the ORD), a 6 cents rate, and is addressed to Hon. [????] W. White, Esq., Windham, Ct., and is an approxmiate two page letter written by 'Russell & Goodwin'. The dateline is Hartford August 8th 1839.

It's hard to decipher the writing in this letter. Luckily, the handwriting is better on the 'form' page of the letter.

The letter came from the firm of 'Russell & Goodwin', there's no telling who did the actual handwriting.

Some abstracts:

"Dear Sir, We have rec'd a letter from Com's of Gen Land Office, notifying us that script must issue in names of H[?????] & Lavinia Fox and advising that they give us Letter of Atty to sell [????]"

"We have sent herewith, a form of [???] which, when executed before a Justice of the Peace, with a certificate from County Clerk, your County, that he is Justice duly authorized, etc, will enable us to sell &c."

[front page, which is the 'form' mentioned in the main body of the letter] "Know all men by these presents that we Harriet Fox and Lavinia Fox, nieces and only heirs at law of Robert Fox, deceased, who was a private in the Connecticut Line, have constituted and appoined, and by these presents ... Phila A. Goodwin
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