Montp: Jun. 21. 1816
I have recd. your two letters of the 16th. & 19. & return the respectable ones inclosed for my perusal in the latter.
If the Post: M. Genl. shd. not have left instructions or authy. to those acting in the Dept: it will be necessary to communicate to him in his absence the arrangt. on which you wish a decision
DLC: Papers of James Madison.