Montp Feby. 20. 1827
Mr. Holley late President of the Transylva. University being about to take a look at Europe, will pay his respects to you on his arrival in London. The claim given to your civilities by the station he filled, & the learned accomplishments which led to it, will be strengthened his laudable desire to improve his fund of knowledge, as a philosophical inquery in other Countries after, having imparted the benefits of that fund to so many youthful ones in his own.
Allow me on this occasion to add another to the many assurances you have recd. of my high esteem & cordial regards
Draft, on the same page with the FC of JM to Horace Holley, same date (DLC).