New York 23d Novr. 1804
I take the liberty of introducing to your notice Mr. Richard Bagley of this City. His father Dr. Bagley formerly Health officer of this port was a particular friend of mine—and as the bearer is a young gentleman of good connexions & fair character I trust I do not take too great a liberty in recommending him to your civilities.
I have the honor to be With great respect your most Obedt Sevt.
De Witt Clinton
MHi: Coolidge Collection.