Mar: 27. 1826
I have recd. your favor of the 18th: with a supplemental document relating to the Civilization of the Indians; a subject highly interesting under all its aspects. The literary "characters" devised by the Indian "Guess" are the offspring of an ingenious mind. But if I understand them, they are rather stenographic, than "Alphabetic," a species of writing, facilitated doubtless by the scantiness of the language.
I had noticed the Report of the Secy. published in the Newspapers; much commended as it deserved for its moral as well as intellectual merit. With friendly respects