New York february 16th 1820.
Most respected Sir.
I received the honour of your letter and the 22. dollars inclosed, for which this is a receipt. I truly beg you to accept my thanks for it and my vows for your felicity and perfect health.
In Philadelphia, lately, I Saw a Gentleman who is one of the Professors of your College of Milton. Perhaps, You will be Kind enough to let me have the custom of that establishment.
fernagus De Gelone
MHi: Coolidge Collection.