To John Hollins
Monto Oct. 18. 12.
Th:J presents his compliments to mr Hollins & will be very happy to recieve him & his friends on Tuesday. the ride is so short that he will hope the pleasure of seeing them at dinner, & further that his impatience to return to his commercial pursuits will not too much abridge the term of a visit1 which too many circumstances concur in rendering rare. he salutes him with frdshp & respect2
Dft (MHi); dateline at foot of text; on verso of RC of Hollins to TJ, 18 Oct. 1812. Not recorded in SJL.
1. TJ here canceled “they are so rarely with.”
2. Word interlined in place of “esteem.”