Hermitage Feby. 6th 1822
While Doct. Thos G. Watkins resided in the state; there was a considerable difference between him & myself—which I am informed has operated much to the Docts [. . .]—
He called on me yesterday at my house for the purpose of reconcilliation He made such explanations as has induced me to restore him to the standing he occupied in my estimation before the unpleasant difference took place
At his request it affords me pleasure to make this communication—
I am happy to learn from the Doctr that you continue to enjoy good health in your old age—
That your health & life may long be preserved for the benefit of society and the litterary world is the fervent wish of your friend & obt sert
may this long continue & your life be preserved many years for the benefit of society & the [. . .] world is the fervent wish of your [. . .] friend & obt srt.
DLC: Papers of Andrew Jackson.