|My Dear Sir,||Boston 19th. November 1813,|
the President of the United States, having given me the Office of Collector of Direct Taxes & Internal Duties for the County of Middlesex in this Commonwealth; and as you were so obligeing as to honor my letters of recommendation with your name, to which I attribute in a great measure the success of my application, I should do injustice to my feelings, were I to omit to thank you for this distinguished favor: allow me to add an assurance, that I will preserve by my good deeds, the fair Character and confidence which the Constituted Authorities of the Nation, have in those distinguished Citizens who have promoted my views—
I have the honor to be / with the greatest Respect, / Dear Sir your most Obedient / and much Obliged Hum Servant.
H W Gordon