Washington Feb. 21. 07.
Proposing to go to Virginia on the rising of Congress, which will be the first week of March, and to be absent for some time, I should be glad to have, during my journey, the use of the watch you were so kind as to undertake to put in order for me. when ready, I am in hopes you will be able at the stage office, to find some person coming to this place who will undertake to bring her in his pocket, as I know from experience that a watch will not bear coming in one’s baggage: for if a single pin is shaken out, peice after piece yields to the jolting & the whole goes to pieces. Accept my salutations & best wishes.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.