Boston 3 Septr. 1818
without having the honour of acquaintance with you, I feel bold enough to prefer a request, which it may be a benefit to our common country for you to grant, and will refer to my excellent friends, Josiah Quincy or William S. Shaw, Esquires to justify my appeal to your kindness. My friend, George Ticknor, Esquire, now in Spain, will next month visit England, and there desires to enjoy the advantage which a letter from yourself, to introduce him to our minister at the Court of St. James, will afford. You know, Sir, too well the reputation of Mr. Ticknor, Professor of the French and Spanish language and literature at our University, to make it necessary for me to say more, than that I remain, with highest respect / Your obedient servant
MHi: Adams Papers.