From John Love
Washn. Jany. 10th. 1814
An appology is necessary from me, for having by letter some time since troubled you on a subject which a moments reflection after leaving Alexana. satisfyed me I had improperly offered to your attention.1 It may have arisen from having understood that Mr Jefferson had offered Colo. Gilpin the post Masters place when He was appointed. Having within a few days heard of the death of Colo Gilpin I have applied to the proper authority, with every prospect of success which can arise from the most satisfactory recommendations.
Please accept of this appology & my most earnest wishes for the health and happiness of Mrs. Madison & yourself. With the greatest respect I remain Sir your Most Obt Servant
1. Letter not found.