Letter to Moses Davis
August 27, 1799

Mr. Davis,

Having seen your Proposals for printing a Newspaper, under the respectable title of the "Dartmouth Gazette," I have presumed to come forward, and cast in my mite, to increase, if not to enrich your weekly repast. Should you think the productions of my puerile pen worthy a place in your new "vehicle of Knowledge," you may depend on a number weekly. As I am unable to treat any subject with that knowledge and accuracy it deserves, you will permit me as a compensation for want of abilities, to range the whole field of nature, in order to collect those productions, which fortune may throw in my way. With the most sincere wishes for success, I subscribe myself ever Yours,


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