Lexington, Feb. 2nd, 1827. Ky.
I am about to embark for Europe in the Spring, and mean to travel in England and on the continent as a literary and philosophical inquirer. May I take the liberty to ask of you a letter to any one of your acquaintance in London or Paris? Should it be agreeable to you to write, please to direct to me at this place, or at New Orleans, where I shall be about the first of April. My respects to Mrs Madison. With the highest regard, yours,
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.