Chicago July 18, 1861
This note will be handed you by my Eldest son, Mr. S. Lockwood Brown.
With many others, he has been compelled to yield to the severity of our financial matters, and is anxious to engage in some business by which he may earn his "daily bread".
If you can aid him, I will consider it as a favor bestowed upon myself.
With sentiments of respect
I am, Sir, Yours &c
W. H. Brown
W H Brown
for Appointment of son