It is very long since I ventured to solicit your votes for the London Orphan Asylum, & perhaps I should have hesitated to do so now, had I not been most particularly interested in the success of the present applicant-
He is on both both sides, the great nephew of <some> of the dearest friends of my youth, nay of my childhoods, who, by the ill conduct of their nearest relations were so reduced in circumstances, that they were in their old age supported chiefly by charity. The mother of this lad is a very worthy, & industrious woman & it would be a great help to her if she succeeds in her present application-
It is for the election in the 1st month 1845 that we are soliciting votes, not for the 6th month
thinking that the best place.
Please to excuse my troubling you again but your past kindnesses have emboldened be to do so
Your grateful & hxxx friend
Norwich, 4th Mo 5th 1844
Source: King and Pierce