Salem 17th. April 1807.
It is with pleasure I introduce Mr Josh. Storey to you. He is on a journey to the southward, & presuming he might go as far as your City I have desired him to present this letter. I have known Mr. Storey several years. In his professional character as a lawyer he stands high. In private life he is amiable, and in political principles he is unequivocally republican. His attachment to the administration is sure, & it has always been of the purest kind. May I beg the favour of you to introduce Mr: Storey to the President. I will only add that any civilities you may be pleased to shew this Gentleman will be acceptable to him, while they will at the same time be gratefully acknowledged be me. I have the honor to be Dear Sir with sentiments of high respect & esteem Your Most Obedt. Servt
DLC: Papers of James Madison.