Washington December 4th: 1827.
May I beg your acceptance of the enclosed "Description" of the Four paintings which I executed under your auspices, & which are now finished, & permanently placed.
I thought well to accompany each subject with a Sketch of the History of the Event: & hope that what I have said, may meet your approbation.
There is also, in the introduction, an allusion to the favorable impression made by my small pictures, many years ago; I have inserted this on authority which I presume is well founded; but you must know whether it be correct, or not, and if you believe me to have been misinformed, I shall thank you to acquaint me, that the Error may be corrected hereafter. With the Sincerest wishes for the Health & Happiness of Mrs. Madison as well as of yourself I have the Honor to be Sir With great Respect Your most obedient Servant
RC (owned by Mrs. Robert I. Cummin, Villanova, Pa., ).