Adelphi Hotel June 19th. 1786
May it please Your Excellency.
Having twice had the Honour to Lodge your Excellency and family under my Roof the Adelphi Hotel, I presume with submission to address you on this occasion, and to represent that the Bearer hereof Miles Brewton having apply’d to me for Charitable Relief: I immediately recollected him as the Son and Nephew of two respectable and worthy Gentlemen, Robert & Miles Brewton Esqrs both of Charles Town, South Carolina—He is a native American and I well remember to have seen in his early youth, both at Bermudas and Charles Town—Being an American myself, born in Philadelphia, anno 1736, I must naturally feel a partiality for all such, and particularly, for the Petitioner whose family rank high as respectable Citizens of the New Empire: In hopes Your Excellency will excuse the Liberty of this address, I beg Leave to subscribe myself,
Your excellencys most obedient and humble Servant