1 page, 8 x 5 inches, no place, April 11, 1835. Written to Railroad Executive James S. Biddle, making an introduction, in full: "Dr. Niles, the bearer of this letter is our late charge L'affairs at Paris, and has got, as you well know, an account against our University. I beg leave to introduce him to you, and request you will be too good as particularly to inform him of the state of his business." Light natural folds and smudges; still very good condition.
French-born American linguist, distinguished attorney, and philosopher, who at age 16 came to America with General Baron von Steuben, serving as the latter's personal secretary, Aide-de-Camp, and live-in companion. In 1791 he became a prominent member of the American Philosophical Society.