[written in an adult hand]
Carruchan Dumfries Sept. 1st 1868.
my dear grandpapa, i got a ship on my birthday from papa we sailed it in the pond. the little maxwells of munshes came, yesterday we went out to gather black-berries. i should like you to come soon to see us. connie, tot, and baby send love. your affectionate
H. F. Talbot Esqre.