Georgetown So. Ca. 27th. March 1815
Lieut. Kinloch, a young & very particular friend of mine, being about to pay a visit to the City of Washington, is naturally desirous of taking with him an Introduction, which may enable him with the more propriety to wait on, & pay his respects to the Chief-Magistrate of the Country. I venture therefore, to avail myself of our Acquaintance at a former period, to furnish him with one: well aware of the pleasure it has ever afforded you to notice promissing Youths of the rising Generation. Among these I can with great propriety number Mr. Kinloch and ask leave to make him known to you as a Young Gentleman of the most respectable Connexions, excellent moral character, & considerable personal merit.
I have offered to render this little service to my young friend the more readily & with the more pleasure, as a favorable opportunity is afforded me of making to you a tender of my respectful regards, & the Assurances of high consideration with which I remain Dear Sir your obdt. very hble. Srt.
DLC: Papers of James Madison.