From James Taylor
Belle Vue Ky 28h. Nov 1810
Be so good as to make my best respects to Mrs. Madison & inform her I have recd. her very friendly letter of the 10h inst1 and will answer it shortly.
I am much pleased to understand that our differences may probably be adjusted with all the Billigerents.
I was at my brothers lately himself & family were well, and our fri[e]nds generally are so in this state. If Mrs. Washington is with you be pleased to mention me to her with great affection. With every wish for your health & happiness I remain Dr. sir Your fr[i]end & servt
1. Dolley Madison had written to James Taylor on 10 Nov. 1810 (KyHi), conveying to him family news, including her fears that JM’s nephew, Alfred Madison, was not likely to recover his health. On public matters she reported that the Hornet had just returned from France and “brings us nothing contradictory of the affecti[o]nate intentions of Napolian.” The president she described as engaged in “intense study” and observed from “his constant devotion to the Cabinet, that affair’s are troublesome & difficult. You see the English are stuborn yet, but we anticipate their yealding, before long—in short, the Proclamation [of 2 Nov.] gives you the state of things now. Genl. Armstrong is hourly expected—no successor yet decided on.”