Washington Decr. 2d. 1828.
In your favor of the 27th Ulto, received this morning, I perceive with particular pleasure the proof of your entire restoration to health. All my household here truly rejoice with me on this happy Event, and return to you and to Mrs. Madison our most sincere thanks for your kind recollections.
It appears from the records of the public debt kept here, that the S. O. Certificate for $73.93. enclos’d in your letter, was paid in full and included in my receipt and remittance to you about the 1st of Jany. 1827, except a final payment, which on this certificate, would be $1. 10/100, and is by the establish’d regulations of the Treas’ only receivable at Richmond on the transfer of the Cert. to the U. S. to be cancell’d.
Such is the information given on my inquiry, this morning by Mr Nourse who keeps the books on this subject, but I will retain the certificate a few days that I may give you more certain & satisfactory informatn, assuring you of the pleasure I always feel in complying with any of your requests I am with perfect Esteem Yr. Most Obt St.
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.