Washington October 20th 1824
Mrs Douglas, with two of her daughters, having intimated their intention to visit Virginia, & to take Richmond, & some of the upper counties, including Orange in their route, I have taken the liberty to give them this introduction to yours & Mrs Madisons acquaintance. They are of New York, & well respected there, & my nephew Lt Monroe having married one of her daughters, excited a strong motive with me, that they should be known to & kindly recd. by our friends. With great respect & sincere regard dear Sir yours
RC (ViU: Cabell Gwathmey Collection).