Washington December 28th 1820–
Permit me to request your acceptance of my Memoirs of the Mexican Revolution—
Should I learn that any thing therein containd, compensates you for the trouble of perusing the book, it will afford me much pleasure—
The rules of literary composition I am unacquainted with—my habits and career have afforded me only casual opportunities of making a few gleanings in the field of literature, but as I disclaim all pretensions to the character of a professional Author, I trust my fellow Citizens will overlook any inaccuracies in point of style—
William Davis Robinson
MHi: Coolidge Collection.