New York 14th. January 1817.
Permit me to introduce to your acquaintance the Bearer hereof Mr. Robert White an intimate friend of mine, & one of the Directors of the Manhattan Co: who is going to Washington on special business.
Your accustomary attention, shewn to him I shall ever consider as given to myself, and on all occasions shall be happy to acknowledge it. I remain Dear Sir with unfeigned esteem Your most Obedient humble Servt.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.