Nov 19. 1832
I have just recd. your letter of the 5th. Inst: informing me that I have been elected an honorary member of the Phi Gamma Alpha Society of Hamilton College.
The regard which all ought to cherish for the laudable objects of the Society & the respect due to the names composing it, give to the honor conferred on me a value of which I am very sensible, & I beg you to communicate to the Society the acknowledgments due from me.
The Institution having been already tested by its fruits, cannot fail to flourish more & more under the auspices of its own example, and to obtain the public favor which I join its other friends in wishing for it. To yourselves Gentlemen, I tender my respects, and my cordial salutations