Washington March 10 1833.
My dr. Sir,
I beg leave to make you personally acquainted with Mr Longacre of Phia! Mr L. as you well know—is one of the most eminent artists in our Country and is engaged in a national work of great interest! He is extremely desirous of taking himself a likeness of you for his Portrait Gallery, & goes to Montpelier for that purpose! I hope you will not object to sitting & I beg leave to recommend this amiable & talented individual to yours & Mrs. Madison’s kind civilities! With esteem & regard, I am dr Sir Yr hl. & obt St.