To Tobias Lear
[Philadelphia, October 29, 1790]
The bearer John Wood shaved and dressed me in New York. He has taken it into his head to try his fortune here. I have found him sober and punctual & he has done my business to my satisfaction. He desires to have the honor of dealing with the heads & Chins of some of your family and I give him this line, at his request, to make him known to you.
Yrs. with great regard
ALS, Mr. Stephen Decatur, Garden City, New York.