Plymouth Feby 11th. 1805
Through the medium of Judge Cushing’s family I have learnt that Cod’s tongues & sounds are a dish of which you are peculiarly fond. I embrace the opportunity which this hint affords me to transmit a half barrel, which I believe are excellent, and have sent them by the Schooner Nightingale, Capt. Paine, bound up the Potomack, who has promised me to forward them safely. I pray you, Sir, to accept them, however small the token, as one evidence of the gratitude, respect & veneration of
Your most obedet. very huml. Servt.
MoSHi: Bixby Collection.