Bruns writes to inform the recipient that he has finished a poem. The letter is written in ink on lined transparent paper that is stained around the edges and creases. The papers form a self-made cover sealed with red wax.
Burr responds to a letter he received on 21 November. Burr indicates that he has enclosed amendments to the Constitution. The letter is written in ink on beige paper that has a few discolored holes in it.