Covington, Kentucky U.S.
9th May 1863
Mr Alexander Murray
San Luis Obispo County

Dear Cousin

It gives me pleasure to introduce to you my friend Mr Herbert Bird, who will in future or for a year or 2 at least make San Francisco his home.

I am desirous whenever business or pleasure prompts a visit to your city, that he should make your acquaintance; he can give you the position of matters here, knows exactly what Henry and I are doing and I can with implicit confidence recommend him to your friendly courtesies.

With affectionate greetings to yourself and Walter

Believe me

Yours very sincerely

Charles Manfred