Olden Barneveld, Sept. 1825.
Often when I labour in my garden,—and I do so usually from sunrise till its setting—I expatiate with you and your son in your delightful mansion. Soon everything around you shall brighten, you shall revive a while, when the president your son visits you. Indeed your last days appear to me your best days.
Printed Source--Francis Adrian Van der Kemp, An Autobiography, Together with Extracts from His Correspondence, ed. Helen Lincklaen Fairchild (New York and London, 1903)..