New York June 30t. 1831
The newspapers having announced the dangerous indisposition of your much respected friend Col James Monroe, I have the melancoly task of informing you that his death is inevitable, and will most probably take place before this reaches you. Mr Monroe retains entire possession of his mental faculties and with perfect firmness and integrity awaits his demise.
I avail myself of this opportunity to express my high regard and esteem for your public services and distinguished private virtues. I have the honor to be &c
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.