Roxbury Jany. 30. 1789
Mr. Bourn a Son of your old acquaintance Melatiah Bourn Esqr. has requested me to introduce him to you, he is my Neighbour & a young Gentleman of very good Charecter, after having had a liberal Education he has been some Time in the mercantile Line, in which he has not been very fortunate, I have been much pleased with his Conversation as he appears to have cultivated his Mind & acquired a considerable Degree of Knowledge, he has Thoughts of settling in some foreign Country & wishes to have your Advice on the Subject, I have readily complied with his Wishes, as I conceive your Knowledge of the relative Situation of the United States & the States of Europe may furnish him with many usefull Hints & I venture to be very confident he is worthy of your Attention, I am / with much Esteem & respect / your most obedt. Servt
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