Boston Augt. 28. 1808
Permit me the liberty to return to you, my sincere thanks, for your generosity, in restoreing me to my family, friends, and liberty, which took place yesterday afternoon, rest assured, Sir, that the favor is not thrown away [up]on an unworthy object, but granted to one who will ever endeavour to merit it.
With Sincere Respect and Esteem I remain Sir, your most hunle Servt
Richard Quince Hoskins
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.