To Richard Rush
Montpellier apl. 5. 1821
This will be presented by John P. Wilson Esqr.1 of this State. I cannot speak of his worth from personal knowlege, but it is well vouched to me by a friend on whom I can entirely rely. He avails himself of resources & a leisure which enable him to indulge his curiosity in a trip to Europe; and he will be so much gratified by being made known to you that I can not refuse him a line of introduction. Yours with the highest esteem
RC (NjP). Addressed by JM to Rush in London and marked “Mr. Wilson.” Docketed by Rush.
1. John P. Wilson (d. 1865), a graduate of Washington College in 1810, was a lawyer and planter who represented Campbell County in the Virginia House of Delegates, 1823–25, and Cumberland County, 1829–31. Wilson was also a trustee of Hampden-Sydney College from 1819 to 1848 (Wilmer L. Kerns, Waltons of Old Virginia and Sketches of Families in Central Virginia … [Westminster, Md., 2005], 68 n. 54; Catalogue of the Officers and Alumni of Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, 1749–1888 [Baltimore, 1888], 63; Swem and Williams, Register description begins Earl G. Swem and John W. Williams, eds., A Register of the General Assembly of Virginia, 1776–1918, and of the Constitutional Conventions (Richmond, 1918). description ends , 446; General Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Hampden-Sidney College. Virginia. 1776–1906 [Richmond, Va., 1908], 17).