|First page of the album|
Accept this book an emblem bright,
Of thy expanding soul.
An while the years revolving flight
That others around us roll.
Resolve that like thy album white
Thy heart shall album be,
And if at all some stain should fall,
Thou'll cleanse it soon from Thee.
Balt ( ? ) Sept 28, 1826
The name is a little hard to read, but I have found ' Balt' other places in the book, and in some 'Baltimore'...A person, or the place ?