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Letter to Asa Curtis dated 26 December 1829


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.

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.
I remain
Very respectfully
Y[ou]r mo[st] ob[edient] servant
Charles Mayo

December 26th 1829

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Mr Asa Curtis
U.S. Ship Delaware

Published: Tue Jan 06 11:20:30 EST 2015