Oak hill Sepr 22. 1827.
The bearer—Mr R. Bayly, a youth of this county, & son of a near neighbour & friend, has requested of me, an introduction to you, which I readily afford, considering him entitled to it, by his correct deportment, and merit. He has been a year, under direction of Captn. Partridge, & has left him, with very strong testimonials in his favor. He intends to make a visit to the University, to make himself acquainted with the institution, & the circle of instruction, taught in it. I shall write you soon by the mail, & shall therefore only add at this time, that the health of my family, is in a better state, than it has been, great part of the time, since we parted. With our best regards to you and Mrs Madison, & best wishes for your health, I am dear Sir sincerely yours—