Quincy Decr 21. 1814
As you have many Years to live, and are likely to have Buissness enough to do with your Countrymen as long as you live: I Shall claim a merit rather than make an Apology for introducing to you George Ticknor Esqr a Schollar, a Lawyer and a Gentlemen very greatly esteemed in this northern Region. Knowing the imensity of your Burthens at this time I have no wish to increase them: but knowing also your kindness to Our Buckminster, I though you would not regret to See Another not unlike him. He is on a Pilgrimage to Montecello, and why Should not Letters and Science go on Pilgrimages as well as Superstition. More good would come of them.
Inclosed is a Letter from Richard Cranch Norton, which I Submit to your consideration. My Feelings are too much interested. I have before recommended two of his Brothers. One is an Officer in Izzards Army, the other is a Prisoner in England. Chief Justice Cranch can give Testimony to his origin Education Talents and Character, which I know to be good; though the Prisoner in England has not answered my Expectations.
I am Sir with Esteem and respect / Your most obedient Servant