January 6 1885, Date modified
Jan. 6, 85 
My dear Bentley,
This will introduce to you Col. E. L. Pierce of Springfield.
He goes to Jacksonville for a few days on business. He is an old and familiar friend of mine and if you can show him any attention I shall consider it a personal favor.
If there is anything of interest in that alligator infested country from a water snake to an everglade please point it out to him and oblige.