You will find in No. 3 (as marked by me) some new details respecting your early career, as well as that of Mr Jefferson. I send Nos 1. & 2. as introductory: The letters from R. D. O., I mean--which are marked with //.
You will perceive that the clergy are seriously—many of them conscientiously,—bent on organising a "Christian Party in politics." We may yet be destined in this country to a fearful struggle on this mischief-breeding subject. I have for some years, watched the signs. Should it ever come, the Land of the Puritans will be the Rock of my Hope.
Do not write: but return the papers when convenient. I fear from not receiving the letter you read to me that your rheumatism is more obstinate than I hoped it would prove.
Friendly respects for Mr Todd; and for Mrs Madison & yourself, all affection.
RC (ViHi: Nicholas P. Trist Album Book).