Charlestown Massts. 7 Septr. 1830.
I beg leave to acknowledge, with Sincere thankfulness, the receipt of your favors of the 20th and 31st, with the pamphlets accompanying the former, & the Exposition of the views entertained by you, on the subject of Nullification, enclosed in the latter. The pamphlet containing the address of the general assembly to the People of Virginia I had not before seen.
I am sincerely concerned to understand from Your letter of the 20th., that Your health has suffered from a bilious attack this Summer, from which I hope You have recovered. Your kindness in taking the trouble to write to me, under such circumstances, greatly increases the obligation. Be pleased to accept the assurance of my gratitude & high respect.
Draft and letterbook copy (MHi).