Boston Augt 1 1796
In confidence of your indulgence towards whatever is conducive to the public good, you are now addressed by a young man, with all that respect and veneration, due to your revered character; who intreats your acceptance of the Volume accompanying this letter.
That you may enjoy all the happiness this life will admit of, & be received hereafter into the immortal temple of the most High is the ardent wish of Sir Your Most Obedient & very Humble Servant
Solomon Cotton Junr
DLC: Papers of George Washington.