Philadelphia Febr. 14.’ 1831
I beg leave to make known to you, Wm. Keating Esqr, a gentleman of this city, who holds an elevated rank as a traveller and savant. He is about to visit the South for scientific purposes, and will be glad to pay his respects to you on his way. His abundant information, excellent temper & refined manners will recommend him to your favor. With profound consideration, Dear Sir, your faithful Servt.
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.