Philadelphia July 27h 1823
Mr Patterson, President of the A. P. S. communicated to me, a few days ago, a letter from you to him touching the communication of literary & scientific intelligence to M. Julien at Paris. The subject was referred to me as Corres: Sec: of the Society and your recommendation alone would be sufficient to obtain the most regular attention to it on my part. I think it well to mention to you that, for some time past, I have sent to Mr Bearley, our consul at Havre, a collection of the new American Production, in science & literature, intended for the use of Mr. Julien. The best mode of imparting the information denied, is to send the numbers of our periodical journals as they appear.
I tender my very respectful compls to your excellent family & am, with the highest consideration and esteem,
Robert Walsh Jr
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.