Montpr Decr. 21. 1827—
I have recd. the copy of your late Treasury Rept. & return my thanks for the kindness to which I owe it. It is a valuable voucher for the prosperity of our commerce & revenue, and a pleasing specimen of the ability which presides over the Dept. Altho’ I must be presumed to dissent from some of the positions advanced, & allowed to hesitate at some of the deductions from others, there is eno’ left in the Document to claim for it the character I have given it. If it might not appear like affectation at this season of the year, I should not fail to remind you & Mrs Rush of your long neglected promise to gratify us with a trip to our abode. The debt when paid, we shall certainly claim in its accumulated amount.
Mrs. Madison unites with me in this notice & in the offer to Mrs. R & yourself of our sincerest regards & our best wishes.