Mount Vernon 19th Oct. 1796
Your letter of the 14th came duly to hand. On the contents of the enclosure, I shall make no comments ’till I see you; which, probably, will be on, or about, the first of next month.
Let me remind you of what I have before requested—namely, to have noted against my arrival, all those things which will be fit and proper subjects for my communication to Congress (in the Speech) at the opening of the Session; that I may have time to consider & digest such of them as are proper for that occasion, before the meeting of it. I am always & sincerely Your Affectionate