Feb. 16. 22
I recieved a few days ago a copy of your Address delivd at Dickenson college, but from whom was not indicated. if from yourself, I thank you for it, if from another I avail myself of the occn it procures me of tendering my respects to you of assuring you of the pleasure with which I see literary institns arising & cherished in the US. and of holding out the hand of fellow ship to that over which you preside that which I am endeavoring to bring into being. when this will be I know not but if in my time I shall endeavor to make it worthy of fraternity with the worthiest, and can promise that it shall rejoice as much in the success of yours & all similar instns as in it’s own. our wish is science, promoted without from that quarter or that instn it shall be affected. be pleased to accept the assurce of my high respect
MoSHi: Thomas Jefferson Collection (formerly Bixby).