Morris Town N. J. March 15th, 31
By the advice of some friends in Washington, the enclosed papers were sent to Mr. Venable of the Va. Legislature at Richmond, before I left the District. I expected Mr. V. would, after perusal, enclose the subscription to you, in the letter to your address, which was left unsealed for the purpose. They were however, returned to me by yesterday’s mail, in a letter from Mr. V. expressing his regrets, in not being able at present, to aid our College.
I venture to forward them to you, not doubting your good wishes for the prosperity of Nassau Hall, & shall feel grateful for any aid, however small, which may seem to you proper on the occasion. Most respectfully Your friend & obt. Servt.
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.