[dateline] Haverhill June 23d. 1777
[salute] Dear Sr.
My Brother, Mr. Christopher Sargeant, the bearer has occasion to travel to South Carolina, he is a Stranger in almost all places he has to travel 'thrô. He has, a few months past, finished his Studies under our Brother Lowell. I think I can recommend him as an honest trusty person, and one that is a sincere friend to his country. He probably may stand in need of your favour and Patronage. Every kind Office you may do him, which from your general Philanthropy, I know will give you pleasure, will be esteemed a new obligation laid on myself. Am, Sr., with the sincerest respect, your Humble Servt.
[signed] Nathel. Peaslee Sargeant
P.S. Your late Letter to the council of Resignation
gives me real pain, 'thô such a chance for rising might give others pleasure, Yet I sincerely wish it might be recalled.