Washington City March 30th 1828
By the kindness of the Vice President, I am enabled to foward a set of the Fredoniad as the work relates to the valued services rendered this Country in her days of Trial, I have fowarded the 4 Vls for your inspection, we are trusting to the merits of the work, and a liberal public, to assist in paying the printer—Such Gentlemen as I foward the work too If they think the work honourable to the Nation can, foward by mail $5—being the price of the work, to the Hon. R. M. Johnson who will foward it to the publisher & your humble Servant
NB. Dear Sir please cast your eyes on page 86 1st Vol also 155, th Canto and &c
RC (DLC). Docketed by James Madison.