Boston 8th mo 3rd 1795
Thy brother William with whom (when last here) I had some conversation, relative to my commencing Schoolmaster promised to mention what I had in view to thee, and proposed my having an interview wih thee on thy return, when I might more fully declare myself than I had before done, having then only intimated what was my intention as of the thing; without specifying any particular place, although I then had a place in view and that place is Bedford, But not being so happy as see thee on thy return, that part of our plan [illegible] relates to a personal declaration was frustrated, and for me, remain'd the expedient of an epistolary one.
He confirmed what I had before heard of an expected vacancy in your town for a person in that capacity and seemed to apprehend if I could succeed in obtaining that School which the present tutor is about to quit(for an Academy at Portland) it would open a way for one more extensive and more immediately under the patronage of Friends; nor did he doubt but thou wouldst use thy influence to procure it for me. An exercise of that influence for that purpose is what I now solicit.
I have to request, shouldst thou be disposed to second my views, thou wouldst forward for first opportunity an account of thy success with such directions as in thy judgement may be best for me to follow to the atainment of so desirable an end and which is so correspondent wih my inclination