Washington 19. April 1818.
Mr John Edwards Holbrook the bearer, is a Gentleman recommended to me, as of a highly respectable character, nephew of George Edwards Esqr. of Charleston, South Carolina—He is going to Scotland, and afterwards to London, with the intention of completing a medical education, and other views of liberal improvement and curiosity. I beg leave to recommend him to your kind attentions, and if necessary, official Services, and to those of Mr Rush.
I am with great regard, Dear Sir, your very obedt Servt.
John Quincy Adams.
City Library, Peel Park, Salford, Lancashire, Great Britain.