Alexandria, July 15. 1808.
It gives me, Sir, peculiar pleasure to embrace the occasion, which accident affords me of introducing to your acquaintance, my friend Doctor William Daingerfield of Alexandria. I am aware that introductory letters are generally written in the spirit formality & civility, & that the courtesies of polite society, allow a latitude of expression, not strictly confined by the principle of sincerity. I do not wish to avail myself of the latitude, when I add that I deem Doctor Daingerfield a man of extraordinary merit and worth. With best respects to Mrs. Madison Believe me to be, sir, Yours with the sincerest respect
DLC: Papers of James Madison.