From James Monroe
Richmond Jany 7. 1803.
I expected to have had the pleasure of see[i]ng you before this in my route to New Yk., but a late indisposition and the pressure of my private concerns, compell me to postpone a visit to my friends to the claims of business1 which will lead me first to the westward. The day of my departure is not positively fixed, but will be in a few days.2 I shall pass thro’ the federal city in March when I shall not fail to call on you. I wish you & yr. family health & happiness & am sincerely yours