Military Library, Whitehall, London 10 November 1819.
I have had the honor of receiving, through the hands of His Excellency Mr Rush, your obliging letter of the 11th May last—In acknowledging and thanking you for it, I am unwilling to lose the opportunity of renewing my request for some materials that will assist the object I have in view, without inconveniencing you, and also of expressing very high respect for your most distinguished career of true patriotism and talents
Should your health, which I hope you will still enjoy many years, permit you to furnish me with what I have taken the liberty to request, I can only add that I shall deeply feel the obligation and honor you will confer on me
Permit me to offer you my grateful acknowledgments for the two engraved Portraits enclosed in your letter: the respect I entertain for your character renders me sensible of their value.
With the most respectful and sincere wishes that the remainder of your life may be free from care and passed in the enjoyment of every domestic felicity
MHi: Coolidge Collection.