§ From John Page
9 December 1804, Richmond. “Be so good as to give the inclosed letter a proper direction, under another cover, & such conveyance as may be most certain & expeditious.1
“I congratulate you on the compleat success of the republican Ticket here,2 & on the Triumph of Republicanism in Massachusetts, & on the prosperous State of your Administration.
“Mrs. Page joins with me in presenting our Compliments & best Wishes to yourself & Mrs. Madison, & in lamenting that we were prevented from accomplishing our plan of visiting you & Mr. Jefferson last Summer.”
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1. Page may have been referring to his letter to James Monroe of 20 Nov. 1804 (Preston, Comprehensive Catalogue of the Papers of Monroe, 1:163).