Philadelphia 26th: Septber. 1815.
Author of A New System of Banking To establish either A Merchants Bank of General Deposits, or A Grand National Bank, Subjects, intimately connected with wellfare of this nation, the honour and prosperity, of which are placed under the paternal care of your excellency, I have thought it my duty to present your excellency with a copy of the same, and to accompany it with a request, that you would be pleased so far to extend your kindness towards me as to give it a perusal. Making vows for the health and happiness of your excellency, I have the honour respectfully to remain: Your humble & obedt. Servt.
P. Stephen Chazotte
DLC: Papers of James Madison.