Washington January 1st. 1829.
Gulian C. Verplanck presents his respects to Mr Madison and, with his best wishes for many happy returns of the New Year to Mr & Mrs Madison requests their acceptance of a NewYork Annual for 1829.
It is hoped that Mr Madison will pardon the liberty which has been taken with his name in the preface and will believe that when Francis Herbert expresses his high respect for Mr Madison’s character and public services he speaks the honest and deeply felt sentiment of the real authors.
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.