The letter details the location of a treasure trove, buried about half a day's ride east, underneath a rock.

The letter goes on to lament "what must be my untimely demise," and then it urges a "Jonathan Trentovy" to deliver the treasure to the author's "fair Ophelia in Brevoy" if found. The letter is dated over forty-years old and is signed by a one Bartholemew Eledemon and further encourages the bearer of the letter to "let Ophelia know that I love her and to name our child after my father- Eudorus."

Also included in the bottle is a wedding ring, worth 10 gp.