Tinsley Ville Sep. 27th 1821.
Our friend Judge Roane passed here yesterday and delivered me your friendly invitation to Visit Monte Cello. I regret that previous to that I had made an engagement for this day which left not a sufficiency of time be fore you would believing home. I beg you to assured that your politteness is is highly appreciated and that I would have a vailed myself of it had time permited
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.