Washington Sep. 3d 1822. (at Col Bomfords)
one of my first duties after my return home, & my greatest pleasure is a pilgrimage to Monticello, & I had arrived thus far on my way when Mr Monroe informed me that you did propose to make a distant journey, & may have actually commenced it;—he encourages me to ascertain the fact by writing to you,—if you shoud still be at Monticello & will allow of my visit I will leave this immediately
George W. Erving
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.