From Daniel Eccleston
Lancaster January 1st. 1810
I beg your acceptance of a Medallion of your predecessor General Washington, which I have had struck off to the memory of that Great Man, and remain Sir Your Assured Friend
Daniel Beltechazzar Plantagenit Eccleston1
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.
1. Daniel Eccleston (1745–1816), an eccentric English merchant and inventor, sponsored in 1805 a Washington medallion that he sent to Jefferson and other American public men (Edith Tyson, Daniel Eccleston [Lancaster, England, 1971], p. 10).