To you with something of a child’s confidence in a kind Father - the esteem of riper years - I send the vagrant thought of an hour I think to name them the hearts [ ? ] wanderings tho’ perhaps it were near truth -‘tis a first attempt -If the heart’s form & from whence they emanated is worthy of an excitant the kindness of y’r nature will dictate the propriety of bestowing. Two [ ? ] past the era named manhoods dawn I may yet merit - I should love to be worthy of yr esteem and confidence. I thought to have been garruling here - to have appealed -other thoughts rise in the doing of a thing we /were/ not awake wd be fine no more. lest by an appearance of cringing
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