From Killian K. Van Rensselaer
Albany Novr. 14th. 1794.
The Bearer Robert S. Van Rensselaer1 (son of Coll. Philip Van Rensselaer)2 has it in contemplation to make a tour through some part of Europe, he is a young Gentleman of respectability and Character and Recommend him to you as such. His father will evince his Gr⟨at⟩itude to you & I will consider myself under obligations also, if you will furnish him with letters to Mr. Munro3 & Mr. Pinckney in Europe, with whom I have no acquaintance.
Chancellor Livingston & Coll. Burr have both interested themselves in obtaining letters, and I must beg the favour of your attention to this request also. I am Dr. Sir with Sentiments of Esteem Yours
K. K. Van Rensselaer4
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.
1. For a selection of Robert S. Van Rensselaer’s letters, 1795–96, during his tour of Europe, see Catherina V. R. Bonney, A Legacy of Historical Gleanings (2 vols.; Albany, 1875), 1:113–19, 126–28.
2. Philip Van Rensselaer, brother of Killian K. Van Rensselaer, served as deputy quartermaster general and a member of the Committee of Safety at Albany during the Revolution (ibid., 1:69, 77, 79).