Montezillo December 13th 1819
I rely upon former acquaintance between us—Alass much too slender for me as an apology for the Liberty I take of introducing to you the Reverend Mr Andrew Norton, a Professor of Biblical Critisim in our University
Men of letters and science, ought to be known to each-other in Person, as well as by fame whenever a fair opportunity presents—I flatter myself you will find him every way worthy of your Esteem—
I am Sir with great regard, your friend / and humble Servant
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.