New York 9 May 1808
Having understood that John Jacob Astor Esquire of this city contemplates visiting the seat of Government on business with the Executive of the United States I take the liberty of introducing him to you & of assuring you that Mr. Astor is a Gentlemen of great probity and respectability.
I am, Sir, very respectfully Your Obt Servt.
Daniel D. Tompkins
MHi: Coolidge Collection.