Montpr octr 14 1825
Mr Browere (pronounced Brower) is so anxious to pay his respects to you that I can not refuse him a line of introduction His object is to take your likeness in plaster, much desired it appears by patrons of a Public Gallery. His success as an Artist is very highly attested. His bust of Genl Lafayette is pronounced by other imitation Artists as a conspicuous proof of talent. The little specimen he has given here accords with his reputation. for a Bust, he limits his hopes to a Mask of the face only, which can be quickly taken with little fatigue to the patient & to which he can add parts, from a mere outline on paper.
I have heard nothing since I parted from you. I hope continues well there; and that Key & Long will have seen their error in the course . I find all I meet with anticipating Institution from the which threw a transient cloud over it.
DLC: Papers of James Madison.