Decr 22nd 1823.
Permit me <to> introduce to you Mr Chapman, the son of an old East India friend, who has relations in this Country. he is a British Officer much esteemed & is travelling with very favorable impressions for his amusement—Mr Ralston his fellow traveller a Philadelphian having a high character, I also take the liberty to introduce—any politeness shewn to them will be a favor conferred upon me—I remain With much esteem & respect yr obliged He St
RC (DLC). Enclosed in letter of Captain Chapman and G. Ralston, December 29, 1823.