To Miss Hannah -
May life to thee, loving not its
Cares - nor disappointment its pangs, - nor adversity
its gloom - nor illness its pain and anguish -
And may'st thou live long to enjoy pleasure
while life thrills in thy pulse. - By me, thy goodness
and many virtues, shall be highly and justly -
signed "J.M.D. / Balto. Sep: 29. 1842"