|Sir||Newyork. 10 Jany 1817.|
Will you permit me to lay before your Excellency the prospectus of a course of publications, which I should wish to usher before the public with the Sanction of your Excellencys name.
I beg leave to refer your Excellency for my character & standing to the Hon: R. Rush, to whom I am personally known. I have the honor to be Sir Your most Obedient & very humble Servant