Washington Feby. 13. 1820
Major General Brown, who commands the northern division of our army, will have the pleasure to deliver you this letter. He visits Virga for the purpose, of manifesting his respect & regard for yourself & Mr Madison & I gave him this introduction to you at his request. His gallant conduct on the Niagara frontier, in the last war, and his meritorious services, thro’ the whole war, in other respects, are known to you, so that I need not dwell on them. I refer you to him for information on all interesting subjects, de[. . .]ding here, and have only to add my affectionate wishes for your health & happiness.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.