Washington January 14th 1825
I take the pleasure of writing You these few lines to inquire of the state of your health which I hope is perfect & to wish you & your family a good & happy New Year great prosperity with a long & happy life. I thought I would take the pleasure of sending you a few pair of canvass backs but seeing no opportunity offered I fear that they would miss getting safe if I should send them by the mail & therefore I ask your advice on that subject
Give our best compliments & respects to Mr & Mrs Randolph & family My wife & children present you their best respects &
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.