Senate Chamber 13 May 1828
I have red, your favour of the 9th. & have already handed to Mr Emmons the 5$ you were so kind as to Send him
I was very reluctant that he should trouble you as he did as I fear you are often interrupted in that way. But the peculiar merits of the author who now lives in 2 miles of me in Keny. induced me to permit Mr Emmons to use my name in his Communication to you. It is the fondest wish of my heart to visit you & see you once more & in retirement—your happiness & fame are dear to me. your friend
Rh: M: Johnson
RC (DLC). Docketed by James Madison.