March 7 1882

Sir,

I send Cards as you
request. I am too full
of elephants to command
much sentiment. All my
thoughts & cares at present are
locked up in two trunks - one of
which belongs to Jumbo & the
other to Little "Bridgeport."
If both trunks arrive in
New York and our citizens
possess the keys - a world
of treasure will be exposed
to public view.

Truly yours
P.T. Barnum

20 cm x 13 cm

From the C.E. French autograph collection