Feby. 14. 1828
I have recd. with your letter of the 5th. with a Copy of the "Report to the High School Society of N. York" for which I return my thanks.
No feature in the aspect of our Country is more gratifying, than the increase & variety of Institutions for educating the several ages & classes of the rising generation, and the meritorious patriotism which improving on their most improved forms, extends the benefit to the sex heretofore, sharing too little of it. Considered as at once the fruits of our free System of Government, & the true means of sustaining and recommending it, such establishments are entitled to the best praise that can be offered, and I congratulate you Sir on the exemplary success of the benevolent and comprehensive one, in the patronage of which you are so prominent an associate. With great respect & good wishes