From Benjamin Henfrey
Baltimore Jany 4th. 1802
Two Weeks ago I ventured to address a few Ideas for your Consideration on a subject in which I conceive that I could render the Public very essential service
I now most humbly beg that your Excellency will order your Secretary to inform me what your sentiments are on the plan that I ventured to lay before you and if I have been so unfortunate as to have acted wrong by making the communication immediately to your Excellency, I shall ever esteem it a mark of great condecension & goodness if you will Order that I shall be informed through what department to make my Application—
I have the honor to be with the highest degree of Veneration & Respect Sir Your Obedt. & most Humble Servt.