Washington 15 July 1823.
My dear Son
The bearer of this Letter Mr Cornelius McLean is a young Gentleman of very respectable character and connections who goes to Cambridge with the view of entering the University after the next Commencement in the Sophomore Class. I pray you to shew him every kind attention and to render him every obliging service that may be in your power—
I am, Your affectionate father—
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.