Richmond 21. Jan. 1807.
I have the honor of introducing to you Capt. McKinley who states that he wishes to make to you some communications on a subject beleived to be of considerable moment to many people in some of the western Counties of this State.
It is with very great pleasure that I declare to you my perfect conviction produced by an acquaintance of several years with Capt. McKinley that any statement he may make to you will deserve your entire confidence.
I hope the freedom I have used in saying thus much concerning my friend may be excused especially as it may with truth be affirmed that indepently of his merit as a man no Republican can be found (at least through my acquaintance with him) who has been more zealous or undeviating in his political course.
With the highest respect and esteem I am Sir Yr mo. ob. Sert.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.