Philada: 1⟨1⟩th. Octr: 1808
I have duly received your favour of the 7th. inst., & agreeably to your request, will use my best endeavours to procure for you, & your amiable partner, a pair of horses, Such as I think may give Satisfaction. I fear however, that I will not be So fortunate as to procure a pair as good, in every respect as the former. I have been through all our Stables, but, I have Seen nothing, as yet, which I think would be Suitable, excepting a pair of Stout daple greys, which I am to try tomorrow. If I like their Actions, as much as I do their appearance, Standing, I believe I will venture to take them. With best compliments to Mrs. Madison I am Dear Sir very respectfully Your Obedient Servt.
DLC: Papers of James Madison.