Washington 29th Decr 1824
You can have no more satisfactory proof of the growing reputation of your University, than the great anxiety, which is manifested by many of our most scientifick citizens to be attached to it, as professors. Among others, I have been requested by mr Levins (whose letter is enclosed) to bring his name under your notice.
I am very favourably impressed with his qualifications. He was one of the visitors at the late examination at West Point, and has left with the officers of that institution a most favourable impression both as to his acquirements and character.
J. C. Calhoun
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.