Washington Decr. 24th 1828
Having received from a European friend a copy of the Second statement of the London University, on the suggestion of our mutual friend Mr. Rives that its perusal would gratify you or perhaps afford some useful hint for the management of the Virginia University in which you take so warm an interest, I send you the pamphlet.
As I wish to place it in the library of one of our institution with the other tracts on the same subject May I request you when you have read it (at your own leisure and convenience) to return it to me. I am with great respect your obdt Servt
G. C. Verplanck
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.