Massachusetts. Boston 19 January 1832
Most respected Sir.
In a Biography of the late Vice President Gerry, which I published three years since, is contained such particulars, as I was able to procure, concerning his agency in the Convention for forming a Constitution of the U States.
For the purpose of a revised edition of that work I take leave most respectfully to solicit a communication from you of any facts, connected with his services in that assembly, which was only one of those, where your preeminent patriotism has entitled you to the gratitude of the American people. With the most profound respect Your fellow Citizen
James T Austin.