Philad. 20 June 1828
I embrace with pleasure the present opportunity of renewing an intercourse which has ever been a source of high gratification to me. The opportunity is the more acceptable as I am enabled to serve two much valued friends by bringing them acquainted with you—Dr Robert M Patterson one of the Vice Presidents & Mr J R Kane one of the Secretaries, of the American Philos Socy—Who meant to pay a visit to your State & particularly to Your University—D P. was for many years V. Provost of our University.
Oblige me by presenting my best respect to Mrs Madison & recommendg my friends to her kind attention I remain as ever Your friend
They are both sons in Law to the Late Mr Thos Leiper
RC (DLC). Docketed by James Madison.