Dr Sir June 18. 1827
Since I recd. your obliging answer to my enquiries concerning Mr. Francis Grund, the name of Mr. Timothy Walker has come to our knowledge as worthy of attention in providing a Mathematical Professor for our University. As it is understood that he is a late Graduate of yours, and can not therefore but be known to you in the more essential features of his Character, I venture on the liberty of requesting such information in this case also as may aid the Visitors in a just comparison among the individuals from whom a choice must be made.
Pardon Sir this further intrusion, and accept with my thanks for the kindness already experienced, assurances of my particular esteem & great respect