Moscow, Clermont County, Ohio
June 10, 1856
N. Marache, Esq.
Chess Editor of the New York Clipper
For years past Mr. Rousseau, on account of important and arduous
duties, and myself as a votary of rural life, have both given up playing chess.
My nephew, Paul Morphy, who is incontestably our superior, now holds the scepter
of chess in New Orleans. In May, 1850, when only thirteen years of age, he
played three games with the celebrated Hungarian player, Mr. Löwenthal. The
first game was drawn, and the two others gloriously won by Paul.
You have herewith one of those games—unfortunately the only one
recorded—and also a two move enigma composed as far back as 1849.
Yours Most sincerely