Green Mountain Albemarle January 28. 1827
My dear Sir:
It was my intention to have made you and Mrs. Madison a visit about this time—but unexpectedly I find myself under the necessity of going to Richmond—to which place I shall set out this morning, and after remaining there a few days, shall proceed to Washington, and after staying there two or three weeks, shall go on to Philadelphia, and expect to return to Virginia in march or april, when I hope to have the happiness of spending some days with you and Mrs M.—In the mean time I beg you and her to be assured of the affectionate regard of
If I can render you or Mrs M. any service in Washington or Phia I should be gratified to do so as you both well know
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.