Philadelphia 16th April 1828
The packet ship Algonquin commanded by my friend Captain Charles Dixey will punctually sail on the 20th instant for Liverpool, and I have placed in his hands the letter received in yours of the 10th, for Mr Maury, which he will deliver immediately on his arrival. I beg of you to command my services freely, if in any way they may be useful in this quarter, and to accept, and tender to Mrs Madison, the assurance of my sincere respect, and esteem, and of the kindred feeling constantly and cordially cherished by my beloved and lamented wife, the solace of my declining years, of whom I have recently been bereaved.
RC (NN). Docketed by James Madison.