This letter was written by James Gould Almy (1772-1827), the son of Benjamin Almy (1724-1819) and his second wife, Mary Gould (1735-1805).
James wrote the letter to his half-brother, John Coggeshall Almy (1752-1815), a son born to Benjamin’s first wife, Sarah Coggeshall (1721-1756).
James G. Almy married Mira Elliot in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1801, and served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the Georgia Militia during the War of 1812.
Addressed to John C. Almy, Esq. Newport, Rhode Island
26 October 1808
Six days, my dear brother, brought us safe to Savannah where we found ourselves at home and the country healthy, and blessed with good crops, which makes us hope times will soon brighten and set business briskly agoing. Mira & children unite in love to the family. Believe me, dear brother, yours affectionately, — J. G. Almy