New Academy, Portsmouth, Va. 9 June 1829.
The enclosed Proposal having been fortunate enough to obtain the approbation and signature of the Governor of Virginia, of Chief Justice Marshall, and many other distinguished and friendly Individuals in the native State of its Author, he is encouraged to hope for the additional honour of your signature, which is respectfully solicited. With sentiments of the highest respect, I am, Honoured Sir, Your Mo. obt. Servant
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.