Fredericksburg 8th. Septr. 1807
Having recieved information you are in want of some person who is well acquainted with pump-boring; and thinking myself sufficiently versed in that business to undertake any job in that line I beg leave to solicit any job you may wish done in that business; should you not ere this have employed any one to do it, (by answering this you will know my terms) and are in want of any such work done, I will venture to assert that I should do it on as low terms and good workmanship as any one you will get.
I am very respectfully Dr. Sir Your obt servt
Direct your letters to the care of Capt. William Taylor Merchant Fredericksburg
MHi: Coolidge Collection.