Philadelphia 21 July 1829
My dear Sir
I have offered this letter of introduction to you to Count Ney son of the Marshal of that glorious name with whose renown you are familiar—In addition to the associations suggested by it you will find in the bearer a most intelligent, unassuming and interesting young man whom I have ventured to promise at your house the cordial hospitality of American country life dispensed by the patriarch of our political institutions
With my sincere salutations for Mrs Madison I remain your most obedient and humble servant
C J Ingersoll
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM: "by Count Ney."