From Joseph Prentis
5 Au. 1803.
My friend Dr Madison will probably visit you on his Journey to the upper Country; this presents me with a conveyance which I have embraced, solely to give you my assurances, that your requisition some time since, was most literally [com]plied with, in a few moments after the communication came to Hand. with Sentiments of unfeigned Esteem I am Yr Frd.
RC (MHi); torn at seal; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello” and “Dr Madisons attention”; endorsed by TJ as received from Joseph Prentis on 19 Aug. and so recorded in SJL.