Downing Street
29 October 1858
By an official letter of this date I have granted an introduction to you in favor of Mr Joseph Trutch, a gentleman who has been engaged in surveying in Oregon under the government of the United States.
I have been so impressed with the capabilities and professional skill of Mr Trutch that I wish to recommend him more particularly to your notice in the belief that should an opportunity occur of employing him, I shall render you service in mentioning him as a person who I think would be likely to afford you useful assistance.
I have etc.
E.B. Lytton