Philada June 17 1822
We take the liberty of addressing you in consequence of having recd a letter from Mr J McKinnie proposing to supply him with Books for an establishment he is about to make in Charlottesville & shall be under obligations to you for any information respecting his present Situation & future prospects—
Mr McK mentions your name, among others, that he would refer us to as persons acquainted with his character &c
Having the utmost reliance on your information
H C. Carey & I Lea
CSmH: Jefferson File.