To Colonel Alexander McDougall
Cambridge 10th Novr 1775
Having been favourd with your Letter of the 23d Ulto by Mr Ray,1 permit me to assure you, that I shall, at all times, esteem it a happiness to have it in my power to shew Civility to any Gentleman of your recommendation—It is exceedingly necessary for every person, appearing in the character of a Gentleman, & not personally known, to bring Letters of Introduction from those that are, otherwise, a proper attention cannot be paid to them. Indeed even common Civilities may be injudiciously bestowd as we have some improper visitors—I am with great esteem & regard Sir Yr Most Obedt Hble Servt
ALS, NSchU: W. Wright Hawkes Collection of Revolutionary War Documents. The addressed cover includes the notation “Favour’d by Mr Ray.”
1. Letter not found.