Uniontown Fayette Co. Pena Feby. 26. 1828
Since the institution of "Madison College" in this place, a Society has been formed called the "Madison Literary Society" composed of the Students and a number of the young men of town, whose object is the promotion of "Literature Friendship and Morality"
As the friend and patron of Said object and in consequence of the very high Estimation in which you are held by the Members of the Society—they have elected you an Honorary member of their body.
Be pleased Dr Sir as soon as convenient to inform us and through us the Society, whether you accept the honor intended to be conferred. Very respectfully Yours &c.
H. Thompson Jr
J. B. Lyon
RC (DLC). Docketed by James Madison.