From Nicholas Biddle
Andalusia Bucks Cy. Penna. Feby 9. 1822
I have so often derived pleasure from your writings, that I should deem it an act of gratitude to present to you the paper which accompanies this note,1 were I not sensible how little it enables me to repay my obligations. I can therefore only request that you will place it in your library as a mark of my great respect for one who is realizing the best hopes of all statesmen by closing a distinguished career of public service in the pursuits of letters and agriculture. With sentiments of great consideration I am very respectfully Yrs.
RC (DLC); draft (DLC: Nicholas Biddle Papers). RC docketed by JM.
1. Nicholas Biddle, Address Delivered before the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture, at Its Annual Meeting, on the Fifteenth of January, 1822 (Philadelphia, 1822; Shoemaker 8059).