From James Monroe
washington octr 4. 1814
I have had the pleasure to receive your favor of the 24th of sepr, to which I shall pay particular attention, and on which I will write you again soon.
Nothing but the disasters here, and the duties which have devolvd on me, in consequence, the most burthensome that I have ever encounterd, would have prevented my writing you long since, as well as more recently. I had devoted this morning to a full communication to you, but have been pressd by committees, on military topics, till the period has passed. You Shall hear from me again in a few days. with great respect
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 7 Oct. 1814 and so recorded in SJL.