Thos Rotch Salem 10 mo 4th 1810
This will be handed thee by my Friend John Punchard who is setting out on a journey to your neighbourhood in quest of Refineries for the New Hams Co. any Services thou mayst render him will particularly oblige. (in haste)
Thy sincere friend
Please present my affectionate Remembrance to Charity, it woud be plesant to us to receive a few lines from you by return of JP.