Chesterfield. C. H. 12th. March 1827
For your letter of the 16th. Feby I now beg leave to express my thanks, and shall take occasion shortly to add some observations, with a view of getting further information on parts of it.
I have recd such high recommendations of the bearer Mr. Clarke, an English Gentleman who is travelling for health & information; and have concieved such sincere esteem for him from an intimate acquaintance with him of some months standing, that I shall make no apology for introducing him to you, and of bespeaking for him those opportunities and attentions which his liberal and natural desire to see the patriots & sages of this Republic will render acceptable and useful to him. I remain with very sincere respect Sir, your most obt. Srvt.
P. S. Mr. Clarkes grandfather Genl. Rockfort, was taken at the Siege of York—When a young officer.
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.