Bristol, England, April 2nd. 1816.
I have a desire to leave my present situation for America. I was educated under the patronage of the late Countess of Huntington, have been a Dissenting Minister for more than thirty years, have also been in the habit of instructing Youth nearly for as long aterm, and understanding that Ministers, & teachers of Youth are much wanted in America, induces me to turn my thoughts thither. I am fifty Years of age, have a Wife, and four Children, two only of which would be dependent upon me. If you, Sir, could point out any suitable situation the Ministers here would afford you every satisfaction.
I am, with the greatest respect, your very Hum. ⟨Ser⟩
DLC: Papers of James Madison.