Asa Curtis, Gunner, USN
LS dated 26 December 1829. To Asa Curtis from Charles Mayo, aboard USS Delaware, asking Curtis to recommend him for the berth of Gunner's Yeoman.
Letter dated 26
Indulging a hope that I may profess some
small share of your good wishes, I am emboldened to
ask a favour at your hands.
Having been situated in your store room
during the cruise I have been able to acquire a
complete knowledge of the duty of Gunner's Yeoman
and as I shall probably soon ship again for the
service, I shall fall under an infinite obligation
to you, sir, for a recommendation for that berth,
should you consider me worthy of it.
Begging you to pardon the freedom I have
taken in thus intruding upon you.
Y[ou]r mo[st] ob[edient] servant
December 26th 1829
Letter dated 26 December 1829
Mr Asa Curtis
U.S. Ship Delaware