|Dear Sir,||New york 1st. Novr. 1786|
I do myself the Honor of introducing to your civilities Doctor Provost, Chaplain to Congress and Rector of the Episcopal Church in this City—the Doctor goes to England for consecration as a Bishop. His very amiable private character, his exemplary conduct in his profession, & his firm attachment to the Freedom & Happiness of mankind, have very justly endeared him to his friends, & Countrymen—
It would afford me the highest Honor & Pleasure, if this letter should pove a motive of the kindest attentions from you & your good family in his favor.
In addition to the pleasure you must receive from an acquaintance with this most excellent man, you will thereby acquire the most certain information relative to the present & past condition of our Country.
With perfect respect, I have the Honor to be Dr. Sir your Obedt. & / very Hble[expansion sign] servt.