Montpellier Decr. 13. 1828
J. Madison with his respects to Mr. Rives, requests the favor of him to have the letter herewith inclosed handed to Majr. Hamilton, if in Washington: or if not there, nor soon expected, to add to the address, the place where he will be found, & then have it put into the post office.
RC and enclosure (DLC: Rives Collection, Madison Papers). Enclosure is JM to James Hamilton, Jr., 13 Dec. 1828.