Gideon Lee to MVB, 26 November 1834
Nov. 26. 1834
My Dear Sir
I am exceedingly desirous of procuring a
pla Midshipmans place in the Navy for my Son. The lad now eighteen years ^is^ most firmly bent on being so placed, if the thing be possible. Alderman <Furniss> has kindly taken charge of the application. He is acquainted with the Boy. May I solicit your good offices in this matter which in which I feel unusual solicitude?
with very great
respect, your obent. sevt.