Charlottesville Apl 24th 1823
If there is any tie by which nature has a claim on man I should be under the strogest obligations to you if would come here in time for the first Court here as I am confin,d within the walls of a prison and expect the Council of Genl Taylor. Mr Tazewell. & Wirt. also Mr Southall & Barbour for me your presence would have great weight. I have been in Business, but never Unjust in all my Dealings with Mankind.
PS. Republican principals have Great feeling.