Philadelphia Decr. 26. 1827
I pray you to believe that I would not add in the slightest degree to the labors with which you are oppressed, & of which I read your account with sincere regret. My application was made solely in reference to what might be your inclination & convenience. I tender my hearty thanks for the kind attention which you have given to it. Any document of your choice will be highly acceptable to me.
You will oblige me, Dear Sir, by offering for me my most respectful compls. to Mrs: Madison, & believing me to be, with profound esteem Your affecte. Servt.
Robert Walsh jr
RC (DLC). Docketed by James Madison.