Monticello Sep. 26. 07.
Health & weather permitting I shall set out on Wednesday without fail. if I can get off early enough I will be with you by half after three, supposed your dining hour. but knowing how difficult it is to clear out from home at any given hour, if I find I cannot be with you at half past three I shall dine at Gordon’s & beg not to be waited for. recieve for yourself & mrs Madison my affectionate salutations.