Philada. April 28. 1828.
I am given to understand that there will shortly be a vacancy in the Chair of professor of the Classics, & beg leave to present to your view, & to recommend to your support, Mr M. L. Tracie, a gentleman whom I have every reason to believe perfectly qualified to fill the station with credit to himself & advantage to the institution. He had a regular collegiate education in Dublin, & has the most satisfactory recommendations, as to his literary & classical acquirement, & the amenity of his manners. Yours, with sincere respect,
RC (DLC). Docketed by James Madison.