August 25. 1833
Your letter of the 20th. has been duly recd. Mrs. Madison is quite delighted with the acceptable present you offer her, and feels all the additional value it possesses as a token of the kindness of one whom she so sincerely esteems. Mr. William Allen will be desired to take charge of the two interesting animals on their arrival at Fredericksburg. We unite in a tender of our best respects and of all our good wishes.