Richmond Jany. 19. 1808.
I ought to have answer’d sooner your favor of the 5th., but I have been so unsettled since my return, and so much interrupted that I have equally neglected my friends & my private affairs.
I have recd. the note for 300. dolrs. wh. I did not wish you to have sent, being altogether ignorant of the claim wh. I have to any sum beyond what I had before recd. This however will be adjusted between us hereafter.
I have taken a house near Mr. Rutherfords, which is preparing for me, to wh. I expect soon to move. My books and papers are, the greater part, in a Lumber house & not easily to be taken possession of, before I get into my own. As soon as I do I will make the note of papers &ca. which you allude to. Shod. the business press, I will get the better of the obstacle, and immediately furnish the note on being so informed by you.
Mrs. D. Randolph keeps a boarding house & we have taken lodgings with her. Formerly we were not among those whom she visited, and I beleive that more striking proofs of her disregard for me might be furnished, ⟨b⟩ut it is not easy to get accomodations here, and her present ⟨di⟩stress, is a sufficient motive to forget, what never excited ⟨re⟩sentment. Mrs. Monroe & my daughter desire their best rega⟨rds to⟩ Mrs. Madison, & I am dear Sir very sincerely yours
DLC: Papers of James Madison, Rives Collection.