Addressed to Mr. Joseph Scribner, the three-page letter is from his brother lamenting the passing of their father and that the writer was unable to return home before the parent passed. In the letter, he describes his travels and teaching positions he has held, including a lucrative position at the private school of a planter. "During these three years, I paid my expenses, purchased about $200 worth of books for my private library, and put out $400 at interest." He was also employed at the Academy of Buford's Bridge "and shall clear about $500". He loves the South and plans to spend the rest of his days there. He does intend to visit New England but "After so long a residence in a more genial clime, my constitution would hardly bear the bleak winds that flow from the snowy mountains and ice bound coast of New England. Well written and easy reading. Letter shows some wear and it appears a small portion at the bottom of page three has been clipped off.