Salem Massachusetts Octr 23. 1823.
I beg the honour of introducing to your acquaintance, Mr Denison, Mr Stanley, Mr Wortley & Mr Labouchere, who are about to visit Virginia, & will do me the favour of handing you this Letter—They are English Gentlemen of high rank & distinction, & the three first are members of the British Parliament—Their Object is to pass a year in travelling through the various parts of the United States, at once to gratify their curiosity, & to acquire an accurate knowlege of the Country & its Inhabitants. I persuade myself, that nothing will be more acceptable to the American People than to receive visits from gentlemen of their character; & I trust you will feel the same lively interest in them, which has been felt by all of us, who have had the happiness to be acquainted with them. I have the honour to remain with the highest respect Your most obliged Servant
RC (Free Library of Philadelphia: Hampton L. Carson Collection). Docketed by JM.