November 2d. 1805
I take the liberty of enclosing to you a Prospectus of a Work about to be Published by my Brother in the State of Maryland, and of Solliciting Your Subscription to it
The Work in Question must, I am Sensible, be to you, more a matter of Curiosity than use, but as I am in hopes of Procuring a Number of Names in the district where the Laws of Maryland are in force, I feel anxious to obtain Your Patronage to it
I avail myself of this occasion to Mention that I was at Annapolis when Your invitation for friday Week-last was Sent
I am Sir With Great Respect Yr Obt Servt
MoSHi: Bixby Collection.