Culpepper C. H. May 24th: 1827.
For the last twelvemonth I have been making the Tour of the U. States through the West, the North & East sections of our Country. In my route hence I shall pass through Orange and shall do myself the pleasure of paying my respects to Mr Madison on Saturday next in the afternoon, if the weather should permit. Mrs Tait accompanies me.
I pray you Sir, to present my best respects to Mrs Madison and believe me to be your frd. & Sert.
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.