July 11th 1824.
I enclose a last effort that Mr McLane the Chairman of the Comee promised to report but had not time. Mr Crawford has given a decided opinion under his hand in favor of the proposition to Lend to the States at very low interest or to make a present to them of a Dollar per head on their population Next year the Question of a National Currency will come regularly before Congress.
That you may continue to enjoy health & to have the satisfaction of witnessing your Countrys prosperity to which you have so much contributed is my sincere desire—
If I live to return from the visit I am about to pay to my friends on the other side of the Atlantic, I will do myself the honor of paying my respects to you, from whom I received in Washington so many kindnesses. With sincere respect esteem & regard
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.