Washington City. June. 12th. 1833.
Hon’d & Respected Sir,
I have the honor to ask your acceptance of the portrait herewith transmitted, of my late lamented father, and also, to assure you that the same feeling of pure friendship and esteem for your exalted character, which was ever uppermost in my late fathers bosom, and also in that of my late uncle John Langdon glows as fervently in the heart of truly your devoted Servt.
John Henry Sherburne