Washington 25th Feby 1825
Mr Owen the bearer is desirous of forming the acquaintance of one so distinguished by the affection and esteem of his fellow citizens as yourself. I comply with his request to become the medium of an introduction with pleasure, not doubting, but that the acquaintance of one of a character so benevolent, and who has applied his system with so much success at New Lanark would be agreeable to you.
J. C Calhoun