Canisteo Steubere County N. York 11 July 1822
Not having any acquaintance in your Village or even in your County and having once passed through your little and very beautiful village, I am induced to take the liberty of making he Inquiry of you presuming you can give me the information I want.
I will inform ou that I am an Atty at Law, have been in practice about 4 years and have a well Siluted Library of about 250 Vols of the most Valuable law books now in use and as our state is over run with Lawyers I am inclined to an adventure somewhere else in case there is a sufficient prospect to warrant the undertaking. I will therefore thank you to give me the information I ask which is what you think the prospects would be in your place for a person of my profession and whether there are any gentlemen of the profession in your Village at this time. I am resp yours, Very Truly,
T. Rotch, Esq.