Philada. 29 June 1807
The indignation and resentment I feel for the insult given my native country, by Britannic Tyranny, amounts I believe to pure Patriotism, and if my capacity can render a service against this all powerful foe, it is only to command me, If it may please your Excellency, a personal conversation may lead you to know, what station to place me in, in time of necessity, any call will meet with due respet and attention.—I have the honor to be Your Excellency’s Obt. Servant—
late a Captain in
the U.S. Navy
DNA: RG 45--Miscellaneous Letters Received by the Secretary of the Navy.