Office of the United States Telegraph
Washington City15th. October 1827.
The high respect which I entertain for your character and public services prompts me to enclose the following extract from the Boston Central and without and desire to involve you in the party warfare now carried on before the public to ask of you here only, permission upon your authority to contradict the report that you are the writer of the essays published in the Richmond Whig over the signature of a Farmer. With sentiments of the highest respect your fellow Citizen
RC and enclosure (DLC); letterbook copy (DLC: Duff Green Letterbook). RC docketed by James Madison. Enclosure is a clipping from the Boston Central.