Philada Decr 13. 1827
I have duly recd your favour of the 7th.
I now send you a dozen Copies of two Essays on a subject of deep importance to the welfare of the Southern states, of which I have printed 1000 for gratuitous distribution. I shall have far more disciples on this Subject, to the South than on the Tariff, although I am fully persuaded my doctrines on the latter Subject are fully as correct as on the former
I also send some others of my recent essays. I have wholly retired from business, & employ all my time in endeavours to promote the national prosperity & happiness as a return for the honourable asylum the Country has afforded me Respectfully, Your obt. hb Servt
RC (DLC). Docketed by James Madison.