Newyork. 10 Jany 1817.
Will you permit me to lay before your Excellency the Prospectus of a course of Publications, which I should wish to usher before the public with the Sanction of your Excellencys name.
I beg leave to refer your Excellency for my character & standing, to the Hon: R. Rush, to whom I am personally known.
I have the honor to be Sir Your most Obedient & very humble Servant
DLC: Papers of James Madison.