Washington Feby 19. 1824
Mr. Gardner who will have the pleasure to present you this, has through his friend here, for whom I have great respect requested an introduction from me to you which I give him with great pleasure. He is from Long Island in the State of New York, & of the best connections there, & a very respectable young man, of his age. Your attention to him will much oblige me—With sincere regard dear Sir yours
RC (East Hampton Free Library, East Hampton, New York).