Philadelphia April 17th. 1806
I have much pleasure in requesting your acceptance of one of my publications on Horticulture, which I forward you by this mail. Should my humble efforts, meet with your approbation, and render any service to my adopted and much beloved country, I shall feel the happy consolation, of having contributed my mite to the welfare of my fellow man. I am Sir,
With sincere esteem, and best wishes, yours, &c.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.