Philada. October 1816
precedes JM to Delaplaine, 22 Oct. 1816.
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of the Sketch of your life. I feel obliged by your kind attention to me. Justice shall be done to it.
I hope, dear Sir, you have received, before this, the first half volume of the Repository. If it will not be inconvenient, I should feel proud to receive from you two Single lines of your approbation of the work. Something like approving of the plan, Style of execution &c &c. I Shall receive a line or two from Mr. Jefferson on the Same Subject & Shall give them with the next half volume which I am now preparing for the press, & which, among others, will contain the life & portrait of Mr. Jefferson. Yours will appear in the third or fourth half volume. I remain with the highest respect & esteem, your obedt. & most huml. St.
P. S. Be pleased to Shew this letter to your very excellent lady. I take the liberty of Sending to you herewith, a pamphlet, & one, & a letter, for Mr. Todd, which I beg you to have the goodness to present to him.
I have the honour also, to Send a Small interesting volume to Mrs. Madison.
DLC: Papers of James Madison.